South East Asian dance style

Sagayan: What Makes This Filipino Dance Special?

Sagayan Dance, Philippines

Sagayan is a unique ‘war dance’ in the Philippines. It is mainly performed by the Maguindanao and the Maranao tribal community. And so, the question that arises is, what exactly makes this dance style so unique, that it is worth writing about? Here is then presenting a few facts about this dance which will explain to you […]

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Do You Know What Binasuan Is?

Binasuan dance

Binasuan is a dance form and is a significant art in the Philippines culture. Now, the question that might pop up in your mind is, what does Binasuan really entail? So, to answer this question here is presenting an analysis explaining all the essential facts that you need to know about this dance style. What is Binasuan […]

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SAGAYAN- PHILIPPINES: War Dance from Philippines

Sagayan Dance, Philippines

Sagayan is an “Extremely dramatic” dance form belonging to Southeast Asia. This “war” dance is said to have originated in 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 have been warriors. Furthermore, this dance comprises […]

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PANGALAY- PHILIPPINES: The Fingernail Dance

PANGALAY DANCE, 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

PANDANGGO DANCE, PHILIPPINES

Pandanggo is a South East Asian dance style originating from the popular Spanish dance style “Fandango”. This folk dance originated in Philippines, and is popular in the rural areas of the country. Apparently, several versions of this dance style exist in the Filipino culture. Furthermore, this dance is mainly performed during religious rituals and processions. […]

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MAGLALATIK- PHILIPPINES

MAGLALATIK DANCE, PHILIPPINES

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

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CARINOSA- PHILIPPINES : Spanish-Filipino Romantic Dance

CARINOSA DANCE, PHILIPPINES

Carinosa a South East Asian dance style when translated literally means “Loving or affectionate one”. 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 form of […]

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BINASUAN- PHILIPPINES: Dancing With Wine Glasses In Hand

BINASUAN DANCE, PHILIPPINES

Binasuan is a Filipino dance style which literally means “With the use of drinking glasses”. 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 hold full wine glasses […]

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