The NCCA in partnership with the Intramuros Administration (IA) launched SA TUWING KABILUGAN NG BUWAN (Full Moon at Puerta Real), a series of traditional and contemporary performances, traditional arts workshops. The event highlighted the ongoing rehabilitation of the Revellin de Real as the Resource Center for the Philippine Living Traditions and commemorated the Indigenous Peoples Month. Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa […]
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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The theme was “Celebrating Women in Heritage Month.” Louanne Mae Calipayan performs pangalay with janggay (metal claws). The activity was in partnership with Filipino Heritage Festival and Marikina City Tourism and Culture Office. The performance is preceded by a workshop among students and members of youth folk dance groups. (Photos courtesy of Levi Azarcon […]
Youth Participation in Art and Cultural Heritage to Develop National Pride TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND AUDIENCE: 3000, majority were from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina; other participants were teachers from DepEd, selected elementary students, cultural workers of Marikina City, and students from other colleges VENUE The seminar was held at the Teatro Marikina, 89 […]