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  • Dance Philippines Performing Arts Company, Inc.
    Contact Search for The Center At The Heights February 18 2016 Dance Philippines quote981 yahoo com 1 of 2 Welcome to Dance Philippines July 13 2013 Dance Philippines quote981 yahoo com Thank you for visiting our site Please have a

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  • About | Dance Philippines Performing Arts Company, Inc.
    invaded by the Chinese in 1574 raided by the Dutch in 1600 occupied by the British for two years a Spanish colony for nearly four hundred years ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898 an American Commonwealth for almost 50 years captured by the Japanese in 1942 liberated by the United States and finally proclaimed independent in 1946 The parade of various cultures European American Arabian Chinese and

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  • News | Dance Philippines Performing Arts Company, Inc.
    Skip to content About News The Company Our Mission Dances Glossary Who We Are Officers Dancers and Performers Contact Search for News Recent Posts The Center At The Heights Welcome

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  • The Company | Dance Philippines Performing Arts Company, Inc.
    We Are Officers Dancers and Performers Contact Search for The Company The company has captivated audiences with their numerous entertaining repertoire of Philippine dances and their colorful and vibrant costumes From the Igorots of the Mountain Provinces to the nostalgic memories of the Spanish influenced dances of gallant gentlemen and their ladies from the exotic dances of Muslim Philippines to the skillful and agile Tinikling and Pandanggos of rural Philippines

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  • Our Mission | Dance Philippines Performing Arts Company, Inc.
    through the introduction and development of Philippine folk dance music songs and costumes One of the primary missions of the company is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Philippine cultural arts by presenting to the general public the exotic and graceful movements of Philippine folk dances proudly showing the traditions and character of the Filipino people and showcasing the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Philippines To focus on its goal DANCE PHILIPPINES is proud to present its SAYAW PAMBATA the company s folk dance group for children ages 6 to 17 The program offers basics to intermediate to advanced courses for the grade school to high school aged company members DANCE PHILIPPINES offers FREE memberships to all interested parties Training is provided by a resident choreographer and experienced dance masters Staff members officers including choreographers costume and props hands parents and friends all work as volunteers Dance costumes props and accessories are also provided to all the performing members at no cost The company was organized and incorporated as a not for profit organization under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts It has qualified for exemption from Federal tax under Section 501 3 of the IRS

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  • Dances | Dance Philippines Performing Arts Company, Inc.
    the mountain ranges extending through the northern part of Luzon Long before the Spaniards or other foreigners stepped foot on the Philippines pagan people lived along these mountainous terrain The Bontoc Ifugao Benguet Apayao and Kalinga tribes live simple lives to appease their gods Their rituals celebrate a good harvest health peace war and other symbols of their daily lives Splendor of Mindanao Almost one million Pilipinos are Muslims who reside primarily in the southern island of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago By the end of the 12th century traders and settlers from the Malay Peninsula and Borneo introduced Islamic faith to the islands The Muslims in the Philippines also known as Moros were able to resist Spanish conquest Thus they preserved the Islamic lifestyle that markedly differs from the majority of the Philippine population The ethno linguistic groups who are primarily considered Muslim are the Maranao Maguindanao Samal and Tausug The dances are characterized by vivid colors and rhythmic movements which reflect the influence of Arabian and Indo Malaysian cultures Sayaw Sa Nayon Perhaps the Filipino character their hearts and souls are best reflected in the dances from rural Philippines the Christian lowlands These dances which are perhaps the

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  • Glossary | Dance Philippines Performing Arts Company, Inc.
    in one hand throughout the dance Habanera hah bah NEH rah A wedding party dance which originated in the town of Botolan in the Zambales Province Typical sequences include the procession of the bride and groom s parents lineup of the bridesmaids and groomsmen upstage and a solo featuring the wedding couple Imunan eeh MOOH nahn A courtship dance of Ilokano origin A beauty enters for an afternoon promenade with her suitors At the end of the dance the lovable and charming lady cannot select from any of her suitors La Jota lah HOH tah The jota encompasses a variety of Spanish influenced dances accompanied by the use of bamboo castanets held loosely and unstrung There are many forms of jota in the Philippines whose names are derived from their regions of origin A common progression in the jota is a quick lively verse followed by a slow bridge and ending with a verse in the same lively tempo as in the beginning Jota Española Highlighted by castanets abanicos and tambourines Jota Gumaqueña Once very popular among the well heeled families of Gumaca Tayabas now Quezon A well known local musician at the time Señor Herminigildo Omana introduced this dance It became popular with the young people and was handed down between generations Jota Manileña Manila It originated in the capital city around the 19th century Jota Moncadeña Moncada Tarlac Audio sample moncaden wav A combination of Spanish and Ilocano dance steps and music Jota Pangasinana Pangasinan province pahng gah seeh NAH nah Demonstrates the flair of stomping feet culminating with the cry of Olé Jota de Paragua Cuyo Palawan pah RAHG wah Displays a Castillan influence with Zapateados footwork Lobrados arms and Sevillana style of dress The ladies wave their mantón or decorative shawl while the gentlemen keep brisk pace with bamboo castanets Jovencita hoh vehn SEEH tah A dance typical of a woman s debut or even her wedding The accompanying love ballad was written by Maestro Nitoy Gonzales when he was courting Jovita Friese who then choreographed the graceful and beautiful habanera dance that accompanies it Jovencita means young lady in Spanish Lanceros de Negros lahn SEH rohs deh NEHG rohs During the Spanish time this dance was one of the popular quadrille dances in the Philippines It is similar to the stately Rigodon de Honor and is danced in important social affairs to formally open a big ball One version from Silay Negros Occidental is performed in a lengthwise formation Mazurka Boholana mah ZOOR kah boh hoh LAH nah This dance is a traditional ballroom dance popular in Bohol and in other provinces during the Spanish times Panderetas pahn deh REH tahs This dance named after the jingle less tambourines carried by the females originates from Tanza Iloilo From December 16 to January 6 a group of people in the Visayan regions go from house to house to sing Christmas called Daigon In some regions the song is usually followed by some dances and Las Panderetas

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  • Who We Are | Dance Philippines Performing Arts Company, Inc.
    Our Mission Dances Glossary Who We Are Officers Dancers and Performers Contact Search for Who We Are The company is mainly composed of Filipino American professionals and students under the direction of the founding Artistic Director Choreographer Marijo Castro Fadrigalan

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