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Pre Colonial Dances in the Philippines
Transcript of Pre Colonial Dances in the Philippines
Dance was a celebration of an event
Dance imitated animal movements
The Pre Colonial Filipino Dances
Dance tells a story
Salip (from Kalinga)
A courtship dance. When a man and a woman are going to be joined in marriage, the dance is to be performed. The only way the man will know that the woman will accept him is when she takes the blanket from him.
Victories in war
Thanksgiving after a bountiful harvest
Tareketek (from Benguet)
These dances are still alive and danced in the Philippines...
Dugso Dance from Bukidnon, a dance of thanksgiving & also on the birth of the first son.
"Idaw" (from the Cordilleras) is a dance performed by warriors before going to war
Lepanto Dance by the Kankana-ey tribe of Benguet to thank the god Kabunian
Even before the Spaniards came, our ancestors had a very rich and colorful culture. One of these is DANCE.
2 tareketek (woodpeckers) fight for the attention of 3 females
Binaylan Banog (from Misamis Oriental)
A dance about a mother hen protecting her chicks from a hungry hawk
Kadal Taho (from South Cotabato)
means "true dance of the T'boli", it's a story of a flock of sister birds that wandered too far in search of food
Singkil (from the Maranao)
A dance about the legend of the "Darangan" of the Maranao people of Mindanao. It tells the story of Princess Gandingan, who was caught in the middle of the forest during an earthquake and was eventually saved by the prince.
Dance shows scenes from everyday life
Banga Dance (from Kalinga)
"Banga" means pots, which shows the Kalinga women as they go about their daily task of fetching water from the river
A dance that shows the many ways of wearing the malong, a round piece of cloth
Kapa Malong Malong From Maranao)
Dance is also for worship
Manerwap (from Bontoc)
A rain dance to the God "Kabunian," to open the skies and bring rain to water the rice terraces
Let us be proud of our heritage!
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