Philippines

TINKLING- PHILIPPINES

Developed during the colonial rule of the Spanish is a “Filipino” dance style known as Tinkling. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from an island called Leyte in the Philippines. This dance is said to be traditionally performed to “Rondalla” music.  Furthermore, this dance basically involves imitation of movements seen in a bird […]

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SUBLI- PHILIPPINES

Comprising of “religious” elements is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Subli. This “folk” dance is said to have originated in the Philippines, and is extremely popular in provinces such as Batangas and Luzon. Apparently, this dance is performed to honour the “Holy Cross of Alitagtag” usually during the month of May. Furthermore, this […]

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SINGKIL- PHILIPPINES

Inspired from the great Indian epic “Ramayana” is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Singkil. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from the Lake Lanao region in Philippines, and was first popularized by the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company. Apparently this dance is mainly performed during festive occasions. Furthermore, it also […]

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SAGAYAN- PHILIPPINES

“Extremely dramatic” would be the apt way to describe Sagayan a dance form belonging to Southeast Asia. This “war” dance is said to have originated from the Philippines, and is mainly performed by the Maguindanao and Maranao community. Apparently, this dance is performed to honour the Maguindanao and the Maranao communities, who were supposed to […]

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PANGALAY- PHILIPPINES

“Fingernail dance” is the sobriquet given to a South East Asian dance known as Pangalay. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from Sulu islands located in the Philippines, and is said to have been created by the Tausug people. Apparently, this dance is said to be extremely similar to the classical Balinese and […]

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PANDANGGO- PHILIPPINES

Developed from a Spanish dance known as “Fandango” is a South East Asian dance form known as Pandanggo. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from the Philippines, and is extremely popular in the rural areas of the country. Apparently, several versions of this dance style exist in the Filipino culture. Furthermore, this dance […]

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MAGLALATIK- PHILIPPINES

Also referred to as “Manlalatik or Magbabao” is a South East Asian form of dance known as Maglalatik. This “indigenous” dance style is said to have originated from the Philippines, and is performed mainly by males. Apparently, elements belonging to trapping and boxing are also included in this style of dancing. Furthermore, the dance has […]

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ITIK-ITIK- PHILIPPINES

Itik-Itik is a Philippines folk dance form created by imitating the “movements of a duck” such as wading, flying, and short steps and splashing water on their backs like the ducks do. This “mimetic” folk dance is said to have originated from the province of Surigao in Philippines. Apparently, this dance form is said to […]

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CARINOSA- PHILIPPINES

“Loving or affectionate one” is what Carinosa a South East Asian dance style when translated literally means. This “romantic” dance is said to have originated from Philippines, and is supposed to be heavily influenced by the Hispanic culture. A fan or a handkerchief is said to play a major role in this dance. Furthermore, this […]

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BINASUAN- PHILIPPINES

“With the use of drinking glasses” is what Binasuan a South East Asian dance style literally means when translated. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from the island of Luzon located in the Philippines. This dance style is mainly performed during festive occasions such as a marriage. Furthermore, in this dance style performers […]

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