The Best of Pangalay features the best-loved choreographies of the AlunAlun Dance Circle. The concert has two main parts:
Part 1: Preservation of Tradition
It features traditional dance compositions tariray (clapper dance of the Badjao), linggisan (bird dance), magjinn dance ritual, igal ha agung (pangalay danced on top of an agung), tauti (fisherman’s dance), and traditional variations such as the igal kabkab (fan dance).
Part 2: Conservation of Tradition
Conservation is acceptance of the transformation of tradition, but the introduction of change should be linked to the past. The AlunAlun Dance Circle’s innovations keep pangalay relevant and appealing to contemporary audiences. The second part features choreographies using masks, rhythmic sounds, improvised costumes, puppets, different types of musical accompaniment, and props, without losing the intrinsic character of pangalay.