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RURAL

2018

INALIMANGGO

Performed by the crab gatherers of Pan-ay, the Inalimanggo dance portrays an example of how the lowly ways of mud crab's unrehearsed movements were translated into a dance which carefully arranges into sequences and ends in a frenzied finish, very much the same way crabs would end a day of grappling and fighting.

PASIGIN

Pasigin is a fish net used by the Capiznon. In the hands of a skilled fishermen, a pasigin assures food for the family. The playful imagination of the Filipinos created the pasigin dance. Using movements of excited fishermen scooping after schools of fish, intricate footwork and dexterous swishing, swashing, scooping, and sifting gave the pasigin that chase and run character.

PANDANGGO SA ILAW

Pandanggo Sa Ilaw, meaning dance with lights, comes from Mindoro. This is the most difficult of all pandanggos. It is colorful and unusual; the female dancer gracefully and skillfully dances with three "tinghoy" or oil lamps - one on the head and two on the back of each hand.

2017

SAPATYA

Sapatya is a favorite dance of the Pampangeño, or the people of Pampanga. It is a folk dance performed by farmers during the planting season as an offering for a good and abundant harvest.

GAWAY GAWAY

Gaway Gaway is a harvest dance performed in celebration of an abundant harvest of The gaway, also known as gabi or taro. It is a playful dance depicting the Harvesting, digging, pulling, cutting, cleaning and bundling of the gaway. Because Gaway is harvested by pulling the root from the ground there was an inevitable hitting of each other's elbows, which has been adapted into the dance known as siko siko translating to elbow elbow.

SAYAW SA BANGKO

Sayaw sa Bangko is a famous Pilipino folk dance in which the dancers must use good skill and balance as they dance on top of a narrow bench. This dance dates back to before the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, which means it is a purely Pilipino Ancestral dance. Dancers showcase their skills as they dance atop a narrow bench, while constantly trading places. As opposed to competing with each other to stay on the bench, dancers must complement each other to ensure that they do not fall. This dance is usually performed in town fiestas.