FEU Auditorium, Manila 3:00 PM on 23 June 2011
The AlunAlun Dance Circle, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in cooperation with the Far Eastern University proudly present “Konsiyerto ng Pangalay, Tula, Salinawit at Musika,” an exciting concert that aims to fuse different art forms with the participation of various artists. The concert will be on 23 June 2011, 3:00 PM at the FEU Auditorium, Morayta Street, Manila.
The concert will feature the pangalay choreographies of Ligaya F. Amilbangsa with the AlunAlun Dance Circle. These innovative pieces will showcase the versatility of the pangalay dance style in interpreting various types of music ranging from traditional, folk, Western classical and pop. For the first time, Filipino adaptation of songs by Jose F. Lacaba, with rendition by pop vocalist Cookie Chua, will be choreographed utilizing the pangalay movement vocabulary. The concert will also demonstrate the versatility of the pangalay dance style in presenting poetry by contemporary women writers Marra Pl. Lanot and Benilda Santos. The dramatic interpretation of poetry through dance also includes the nationalistic poems of Dr. Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio.
“Konsiyerto ng Pangalay, Tula, Salinawit at Musika” marks the opening of FEU’s Cultural Calendar for school year 2011-2012 which aims to acknowledge the many FEU graduates who have chosen careers in the arts and have been enriching Filipino culture and heritage. Ligaya F. Amilbangsa is one of FEU’s outstanding alumnae who has devoted her life to studying and teaching the pangalay, the traditional dance style of the Sulu Archipelago which has the richest movement vocabulary among all Philippine dance forms. The performance is free and open to the public.
KONSIYERTO NG Pangalay, TULA, salinAWIT at musika
23 June 2011
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Scene 1: What is Pangalay?
A brief annotative introduction to an endangered generic dance style
indigenous to the Sulu Archipelago, Southern Philippines
Scene 2: Traditional Pangalay Variations
A medley of kulintangan music and variations of pangalay dances:
Igal Kabkab: Pangalay choreographed with a kabkab or fan
Tawti: An exciting occupational dance that vividly portrays
a fisherman catching tawti or catfish
Linggisan: Janggay or metal claws amplify gestures portraying images of
a bird in flight, searching for food, or simply enjoying the gift of life and freedom
Scene 3: Pangalay at Musika
Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel
Piano Sonata in C by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Basta’t Mahal Kita rendition by Sylvia la Torre
Pamaypay ng Maynila rendition by Sylvia la Torre
Ligaya Amilbangsa presents Ukkil book to FEU.
Pangalay, Tula at Salinawit
Scene 4: Pangalay at Tula
“Pang-alay” by Benilda Santos
Selection from “Witch’s Dance” by Marra Pl. Lanot
“Sa Kabataang Pilipino” by Jose Rizal
“Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa” by Andres Bonifacio
Scene 5: Pangalay at Salinawit
“Ilog at Buwan” (“Moon River”) composed by Henry Mancini
“Mahinang Samba” (“One Note Samba”) composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim
“Kay Ganda ng Mundo” (“What a Wonderful World”) composed by George Weiss and Bob Thiele
(Salinawit by Jose F. Lacaba)
PART 4: Open Forum and Jamming