The free virtual concert, happening on Feb. 26, 2022 at 4pm, will feature the following choreographers, dancers, and choral groups: Choreographers: Ligaya F. Amilbangsa Chloe Bernardo Peter De Guzman Mahail Hajan Nannette Matilac Manuel Siapno Joy Ricote-Cruz Dancers Ajija Ajimuddin Jabal Ajul Ligaya Amilbangsa Levi Azarcon Chloe Bernardo Jeordell Cadag Nicole Clavel Erika Cruz Peter […]
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
Pangalay ng Bayan: Sayaw para sa Musikang Koro sa Panahon ng Pag-ahon, a free virtual concert featuring volunteer dancers from the ADC and other groups, will premiere on Feb 26, 2022, 4PM, through the UP Pahinungod on the occasion of its 28th anniversary. Other shows will be in March 2022 with De La Salle University […]
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; . . . — John Keats Birth and beginnings are great moments, they open avenues and foster hope and promise—just like January, first month of the calendar year that rings as the favoured month to start new things […]