PERFORMANCE IN UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, DILIMAN CAMPUS UP Diliman, GT Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, 28 Feb 2017 “Salaysayan: K’wentong Bayan. Kaalamang Bayan” The occasion was the closing of UP Diliman Month. It was a successful performance among the academe and the top administrators of the state university. The 15-minute performance consisted of What […]
The AlunAlun Dance Circle
We seek to preserve Pangalay, a living link to traditional dance cultures in the Asian region where sensitivity is the key to learning and mastery of the many nuances of traditional dances. Pangalay has closest affinity to the Indian, Javanese, Thai, Burmese and Cambodian styles of classical dancing.
Under the tutelage of pangalay dance teacher and choreographer, Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa, the AlunAlun Dance Circle aspires to revive, stimulate and sustain interest in ancient Filipino art forms, notably the pangalay dance style, through comprehensive dance instruction, research, and performances.
Pangalay: literally, a gift offering.
Pangalay also means "temple of dance" in Sanskrit. Pangalay antedates Christianity and Islam in the Philippines. Among Philippine indigenous dances, the pangalay dance style has the richest movement vocabulary. It is the closest to a classical form.
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WATER SYMPHONY Roosevelt College, Rodriguez in Rizal Province Roosevelt College, Rodriguez, Rizal scheduled on 27 Feb 2017 [DUE TO THE NATIONWIDE TRANSPORT STRIKE ON MONDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2017, ROOSEVELT COLLEGE HAD TO POSTPONE THE PERFORMANCE. ] This production titled WATER SYMPHONY was sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in […]
The last semester of 2016 was a full of significant events and projects. Among the highlights were a performance prayer in Malacañan Palace during the period of Ramadhan in pursuit of the peace process, a performance tour in four Asian countries to promote cultural diplomacy, an NCCA-sponsored dance workshop among 80 young people in Marikina […]