Famous Philippine Folk Dances

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FAMOUS PHILIPPINE FOLK DANCESLUZON:ABARURAY"Abaruray" is a contraction of the words "Aba" and "Ruray". "Aba!" is an exclamation which is equivalent to "Hey!", "Hi!", or "Hail!" in English. "Ruray" is a nickname for Aurora. This dance is known in the Philippines be several names, such as "Hapayan", "Tagayan", "Pandango sa Baso", and "Abaroray".CARIOSA Cariosa (IPA: [kariosa]) is a flirtatious Philippine group dance in the Maria Clara suite of Philippine folk dances where the fan or handkerchief plays an instrumental roll as it places the couple in a hard-to-get romance scenario.KALAPATIThe dance Kalapati originated from from Cabugao, Ilocos Sur province. It symbolizes peace and is represented by imitating the movements of a graceful dove.MAGLALATIKMaglalatik- This a mock war dance between the Muslims and the Christians that originated from Binan, Laguna, Philippines. The dance is about a fight for the latik or coconut meat during the Spanish era.PALU-PALOPalu-palo, is a war dance that shows how the community joins forces as one to defend themselves. It is a dance showing how the Ivatans defended themselves against the Christian intruders and how they learned to accept Christianity and live a virtuous life.VISAYAS:KURATSAThis is a dance that originated from Bohol, Visayas but it is also popular at Ilokano festivals.TINIKLINGTinikling is a Filipino folk dance. The dance originated in Leyte as an imitation of the legendarily fast and graceful movements of the tikling birds as they dodged bamboo traps set by rice farmers.PANDANGGO SA ILAW Pandanggo sa ilaw originated from Lubang Island, MindoroThe term pandanggo comes from the Spanish word fandango, which is a dance characterized by lively steps and clapping that varies in rhythm in 3/4 time.DASIDASFrom Lingayen, PangasinanBINDIANIt also fall under mountain & Igorot dMINDANAO:DUGSOThe dance must have originated from Bukidnon, northeastern Mindanao since they are performed as an entertainment for the deities in fiestas organized forthem.ITIK-ITIKThe dance originated from Surigao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines.According to the story, a young woman named Kanang (short for Cayetana) was the best dancer in that province.SAGAYANSAGAYAN is a Philippine war dance performed by both the Maguindanao and Maranao depicting in dramatic fashion the steps their hero, Prince Bantugan, took upon wearing his armaments, the war he fought in and his subsequent victory afterwards.SINGKILSingkil (or Sayao sa Kasingkil) is a famous Philippine dance of the Maguindanao people, but was popularized by the nearby Maranao peoples of Lake Lanao and later the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company.KARASAGUYONThe dance is classified under Tribal dance. it originated from Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Karasaguyon of the Tboli portrays a polygamous male in the process of picking his next wife from among four sisters vying for his attention.HISTORY OF PHILIPPINE FOLK DANCESPhilippine folk dance has a long and diverse history. Each region in the Philippines features its own folk dances, originating from the precolonial era to the time of the Spanish occupation from the 1500s until the late 1800s. Most of these Filipino folk dances tell stories about historical happenings, ways of life, cultural influences and religious customs.CLASSIFICATION OF DANCES IN THE PHILIPPINES1. NATIONAL DANCES found throughout the islands. (e.g. Rigodon, Carinosa, Jota2. LOCAL DANCES found in specific locality. (e.g. Tinikling-Leyte; Subli-Batangas)