The best way to celebrate friendly relations with a Southeast Asian country is through dance and music. On 24 November 2009, the AlunAlun Dance Circle performed with the Sanggar Budaya Tari at the Heritage Hotel, Manila to commemorate the 60th anniversary of good relations between Indonesia and the Philippines. With less than three weeks of preparation, members of the ADC (Nannette Matilac, Rose Ann Jasareno and Temay Padero) learned a Balinese dance and a Minangkabau martial dance from the members of the Sanggar Budaya Tari. Meanwhile, the Indonesian dancers also learned pangalay and bula-bula (dancing with bamboo clappers), which they performed with relative ease. Owing to the affinity of pangalay dance tradition with Indonesian dances, both Filipino and Indonesian dancers were able to learn the new choreographies within several sessions of dance instruction.
Other members of the AlunAlun Dance Circle who performed during the historic occasion were ADC artistic director Ligaya Amilbangsa, Punch Gavino, Gimo Angeles and Raymund Marcaida. Raymund, who studied Balinese dances in Indonesia, also performed a solo Balinese dance number. Joy Ricote acted as stage manager.