Citation for the 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Award LIGAYA FERNANDO-AMILBANGSA In a time that has seen nations violently torn apart by ethnic and religious wars, it is important to be reminded of the healing power of the arts in showing that while culture is what makes people of various ethnicities, religions, and nationalities distinct, it is […]
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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 […]
On 8 March 2014, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the ADC in cooperation with DocuCinema Media Collective and the Angel C.Palanca Peace Program Foundation (FEU) exhibited to over 500 students and academicians the full-length documentary, “Ang Pagbabalik sa Tawi-Tawi” (Return to Tawi-Tawi). It is about how Ligaya Amilbangsa, since 1969, researched and documented […]
“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 […]
PANGALAY DURING AWARDS FOR HEROES OF THE ENVIRONMENT Environmental workers know the importance of indigenous dances in the struggle to save the planet. Therefore, on 5 December 2013, the Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan spearheaded by the Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC) invited the “beloved Pangalay Dancers to perform at the awards ceremonies” of the Ikatlong […]
Pangalay in Earthdance Manila, September 21, 2013 By Rama Marcaida with photos by Levi Azarcon Experience giving homage to the great Spirit of the universe, honoring the invisible stewards of nature, acknowledging the ancestors with generous offerings like steamed whole chicken, mounds of kakanin, fresh fragrant blooms and green bamboo containers brimming with native brew […]