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The AlunAlun Dance Circle and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts present Pangalay ng Bayan: Sayaw at Laro ng Lahi at the ValerianoE.FugosoElementary School Quadrangle, Manila Boys’ Town Complex, Parang, Marikina City on 15 December 2014 , 10 a.m. The 30-minute recital featuring new dances will recreate selected Philippine Games in pangalay dance style, like habulan, taguan, bahay-bahayan, and others. The dances will showcase […]
August 2014 is a lucky and busy month. On 4 August 2014, the 10th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival exhibited under its Pinoy Pride Philippine Documentaries the film Ang Pagbabalik sa Tawi-Tawi (Return to Tawi-Tawi), Monday, 12:45 pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Little Theater. The guests of honor who graced the affair were Dr Bienvenido […]
“Ang Pagbabalik sa Tawitawi” documents Ligaya Amilbangsa’s return to the Sulu Archipelago after more than 30 years, to re-connect and to share with the people whose arts and culture she helped to preserve. The film centers on how Amilbangsa researched and documented pangalay, also known as igal and paunjalay in the Sulu Archipelgao. The art […]
Filming of ADC Children at Museo Pambata On 7 May 2013, the children of the AlunAlun Dance Circle went to Museo Pambata Boulevard, Manila to dance pangalay and be documented on film. The project is in cooperation with the NCCA and Museo Pambata, where Ligaya Amilbangsa’s pangalay silhouettes depicting various pangalay postures and gestures are […]
The more important occasion on the 2012 trip to Tawi-Tawi was the Local History Writing Seminar-Workshop on 28-29 September 2012 held at the Sabdani Bulante Conference Room at the Mindanao State University-Tawi-Tawi. The seminar-workshop was the brainchild of Prof. Filemon Romero, PhD. Aware of the importance of reviving and promoting local history writing, various […]
Ligaya Amilbngsa with Governor Sahali (right) and ARMM Tourism Officer Nassreena S. Baddinni (left) watching the dance contest of the Agal-Agal Festival on 25 September 2012 at DepEd Compound in Bongao. September is the anniversary month for the province of Tawi-Tawi, which used to be part of theprovinceofSulu. On 11 September 1973, by virtue of […]
24 August 2012 featured a choreography on Linggisan and Pangasik during opening ceremonies: Linggisan is a pangalay variant using the janggay or metal claws to amplify gestures and hand movements portraying images of a bird in flight, searching for food,or simply enjoying the gift of freedom. Pangasik is a pangalay variant that mimics the movements […]