RURAL

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Suite Description 

The Rural suite, also known as the Barrio suite, represents the Filipino heart and soul. This suite highlights the fiesta spirit, demonstrates the significance of community, and ultimately portrays a love for life. In the Rural suite, you can see a love for music,  a sense of community, and gratefulness in the simple things of life.

Dances

Maglalatik

Originating from Binan, Laguna Maglalatik is a Mock War Dance of the fight between Christians and Muslims. The two groups fight over the prized Latik, or coconut meat. Taking place during the time of Spanish rule, Maglalatik also pays tribute to the town patron saint San Isidro Labrador.

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.

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.

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.

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.