The Department of Tourism (DOT), in observance of the month of Ramadan, organized the Food Festival at its building along Buendia Avenue. Through the courtesy of the National Commission of Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the AlunAlun Dance Circle (ADC) was invited to perform at the Opening of the DOT Food Festival on 8 […]
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
KINDRED SPIRITS MEET IN TAWI-TAWI (Tawi-Tawi Trip on 13-19 March 2023) by Levi Azarcon
As the new moon approached in March 2023, the AlunAlun Dance Circle (ADC) together with Malaya Filipino-American Dance Arts based in Los Angeles, California went on a research and cultural exchange pilgrimage to Tawi-Tawi in the southwestern edge of the Philippines. Aside from the distinction of being the earliest home of Islam in the archipelago, […]
Pangalay Seminar and Film Showing at CCP in Oct 2018
On Oct 25 and 27, some 500 students of La Salle Dasmarinas Senior High School participated in the Sining Alamin Arts Appreciation Tour, an educational program of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. There were 4 classes conducted on Oct 25 held in the morning and in the afternoon at the CCP Main Theater Lobby […]