The successful airing of Sahaya, the first drama series about the saga of a Badjao community in Tawi-Tawi, may be considered a milestone in Philippine TV broadcasting. The primetime drama series aired from March 2019 to Sep 2019. Tackling the issues of the Sama Dilaut / Badjao with fidelity to cultural traditions and heritage of […]
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.
News and Updates
by Louanne Calipayan The AlunAlun Dance Circle (ADC) joined the final episode of GMA 7’s Sahaya telecast on 6 September 2019. The ADC participated in the production by dancing on the show during the celebratory ritual scenes, where the Badjao/ Sama Dilaut community gathered together for thanksgiving and feasting. Sahaya is the first primetime drama […]
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