Philippine Folk Dance
Courtesy of II-Albert Einstein
Caibiran Fiesta 2007
Philippine Folk Dance Itik Itik
Philippine Folk Dance Maglalatik
A Waray folk song that has becaome popular throughout the Philippine archipelago. The dance is probably a late choreography to the folk song. There are four versions to the Lawiswis Kawayan dance: one from Kolambugan, Lanao performed by the Waray settlers in that place. Another version from Eastern Samar uses a "bangko/puruk-anan" as an implement to the dancing. The male dancers have a mango leaf on their mouth in one figure of the dance. The two versios from Leyte are very distinct from each other. One version is performed with female dancers holding two branches of the "kalipayan" bush and are swayed in time to the music. This version is usually done during house blessings. The last version is the one described in the classic Waray stage play "Diri Bata, Diri Ulitawo, Diri Inasaw-an". As described, the dancers hold one internode of a bamboo with leaves on it. The dance ends with a pose holding the nodes into one long bamboo pole. Given below is the Lawiswis Kawayan song which was traditionally sung alongwith the musicians who play the dance music: LAWISWIS KAWAYAN (Tanauan, Leyte version) Ako magtatanum lawiswis Kawayan Akon la kan Pikoy palatay-latayan Salbahis ka Pikoy an imo paghuni Naghatag ha kalag, hin' ak' kalipayan Bulahan ka Pikoy, ka Pikoy, tikang panginaun Nagpili hin sanga,tinugdon, hinapun. Unina malupad, paglupad iya karantahun Kundi pagka kulup mabalik guihapon Watch out for my upcoming videos of the following dances: Tinikling (Waray) Itik-itik Kuratsa Samarnon (Waray) Lugkat (Waray) Lukay (Waray) An Marol (Waray) Surtido Samareño (Waray) Ismayling (Amoracion/Amoral) (Waray) An Lubi (Waray) An Lab-asero (Waray) Costurera Maramyon (Leyte version) (Waray) Paspe (Waray) Ginabato (Waray) Pantomina de Samar (Waray) Salampati (Waray) Ti Yadut (Waray) Lavezares (Waray/Abaknon) Jota han Kalipay (Waray) La Jota Samareña (Waray) Kuradang (Waray) An Ulitawo (Waray) Bagol (Waray) Kadang (Waray) Ingkoy-ingkoy (Samar version) (Waray) Pastores (Samar version) (Waray) Estudiantina (Capul version) (Abaknon) Mazurka Capuleña (Abaknon) Panderetas (Tanza, Ilo-ilo version) (Ilonggo) Engañosa (Pandangyado Mayor) (Waray) Pandangyado Cariñosa (Samar) (Waray) Pandagyado Buraweño Pag-aring (Basey, Samar) (Waray) Jota Paloana (La Jota Navarra) (Waray) Paso Doble (Parañaque version) (Tagalog) Polka Tagala Culebra (Bulacan) (Tagalog) Jota Cabangan (Ilocano) Jota Rizal (Tagalog) Jota Ibanag (Ibanag) Chotis Dingreña (Ilocano) Sangkayao (Bikolano) Pangkilad (Bikolano) Flaggey Libon (T'boli) Madal Tahu (T'boli) Karal Kafi (Bilaan) Ati-ati sa Bukid (Cuyo, Palawan) (Cuyunin) Bendayan (Tchunggas) (Benguet) Kadal Onuk (T'boli Bird Dance) Karatong (excerpt) (Cuyunin) Inday na Kunday (Southern Leyte) Likod-likod (Ormoc, Leyte) Gapus-gapusay (Ormoc, Leyte) Man-manok (Bago) Sohten (Subanen) Khinlesung (Subanen) Pangalitawo (Subanen) Madrileña (Pangasinense) Takiling (Kalingga) Minandagit (Manobo) Inahaw (Higaonon) Dugso (Higaonon) Siring (Tagbanwa) Sarungkay (Tagbanwa) Balisangkad (Tagbanwa) Tugatak (Tagbanwa) Dagit-dagit (Kinaray-a) Jota Moncadeña (Ilocano) Surtido Boronganon (Waray) Tachok (Kalingga) Chalijok (Kalingga) Ballangbang (Applay) Karasaguyon (T'boli) Polka Lapis Apoc (Ilokano) Pangalay (Sama di Laut/Yakan) Paunjalay (All girl version) (Yakan) Silong sa Ganding (MAguindanao) Kandalamat sa Gandingan (MAguindanao) Ipat (Demo) (MAguindanao) Maong a Lalong (Pangasinan) Palu-palo (Ivatan) Pawakan (Sabong) (Maranao) Pinanyuwan (Bontoc) Buhay sa Bukid (Tagalog) Pakkong (Benguet) Buling-buling Pandacan (Tagalog) Tacon y Punta Danza (Bikolano) Telipe (Apayao)
Sarung Banggi Folk Dance
The Filipino Cultural Dance Troupe Wagga Wagga NSW Australia performing Pandanggo sa ilaw (Candle Dance) This was performed at the Wagga Wagga RSL club during a wedding in late 2010. Recorded by Grant Higginson from Cut Above Productions.
Vesper Night Celebration of Pagbabangnan Fiesta 2010, San Julian, Eastern Samar, with Kuratsa dance as a fund raising activity for the improvement of the Church. Ms Teresa Lagria is the dancing partner.
A dance typical of a woman's debut or even her wedding. The accompanying love ballad was written by Maestro Nitoy Gonzales when he was courting Jovita Friese, who then choreographed the graceful and beautiful habanera dance that accompanies it
Two children dance in a talent contest and do some amazing acrobats.
Philippine Folk Dance Carinosa
According to history of this dance, a young woman named Kanang (short for Cayetana) happened to be the best performer in the province of Surigao del Norte. At one baptismal reception, she was asked to dance the Sibay, and began improvising her steps in the middle of her performance imitating the movements of an "itik", a duck, as it walks with choppy steps and splashes water on its back while attracting its mate. Because of its unusual steps and fascinating interpretation, the audience began imitating her.
Philippine Folk Dance Pandango sa Ilaw
Sta. Clara - Philippine Folk Dance
Part 2 of Sinulog Festival 2008 series. Itik-Itik is a mimetic dance that depicts the movements of wading and flying itik (ducks). Dancers mimic the short swaying gait of waddling feet and the intense energy of close-cropped flapping wings.