Philippine dance is influenced by Spanish, American, and Asian dances. La Jota Moncadena is an example of Spanish influence,while Sayaw sa Banco and Tinikling have Southeast Asian influence.
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What are some examples of folk dance in the Philippines?
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What is the history of the Binadyong Philippine folk dance?
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What is the difference between Irish dancing and tap dancing?
Irish dancing is pretty much just swinging your legs around in fancy ways and you will have the same genre of music. With tap dancing you have metal attached to the bottom of your shoes and it makes a noise, you can make any rhythm, beat, or sound you can with these. You also will not be sticking to the same genre of music with tap dancing. Tap dancing is really great, no offense to any Irish dancers. Also in Irish you keep very straight and your arms at your sides. Whereas in tap dancing you use your arms and you have to bend your legs and bounce but not too much. This answer was written by by person who is deeply prejudiced and clearly knows nothing about irish dance ^. Please do your research before answering these questions. Watch the movie 'jig' for an idea of irish dance or watch it at a competition, visit the irish dance section on dance.net, the clrg website or irish dancing.com for more. As an irish dancer as well as a ballet and modern jazz dancer I know the person speaking isn't a true dancer as they wouldn't have the disrespect for another dance form if they were. I think tap dancing is really cool, but this answer isn't.
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History of itik-itik folk dance and the step?
this is a bit hard just to let you know there is a little info on the history of itik-itik dance. you can find it at wikipilipinas, itik-itik is popular in visayan settlers of surigao del norte and this particular dance is similar to duck movement with the imagery of short choppy steps and splashing water onto it's back while attracting a mate. It is said to have originated from the sibay dance w/ dejado music, ...
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Who are some famous ballet dancers?
Anna Pavlova Margot Fonteyn Natalia Markarova Rudolf Nureyev Darcey Bussell Mikhail Baryshnikov Ethan Stiefel Julie Kent Darcy Kistler Vladmir Malakov Sascha Radetsky Jeremy Blanton George Balanchine Marie Taglioni Maya Plitsetskaya Karen Kain Vaslov Nijinsky Polina Seminove Sylvie Guillem Fernando Bujones Anthony Dowell Herman Cornejo
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What is the basic dance steps of Itik Itik?
Itik-itik is a mimetic folk dance in The Philippines. It originated in the province of Surigao in Mindanao. In Itik-itik (from the Tagalog word for "duck"), the dance steps imitate the movements of ducks among rice paddies and swamplands, such as wading, flying, and short, choppy steps. Itik-itik's current form originated in the Philippine towns of Carrascal, Cantilan, Lanuza, and Carmen, all in Surigao del Sur. Other versions of the dance do exist, although the Itik-itik Surigaonon remains the most pipular. These alternate versions are found in Visayas, Samar, Sibonga, Cebu, and Tibiao.
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What are the fundamental steps of Philippine folk dances?
The fundamentals of Filipino folk dancing are still the fundamentals of ballet dancing; it was just modified that every element of the body used in dancing was a lot way less stiffer than ballet dancing every figure was made merrily, gracefully, full of fun and festivity. Some Filipino Folk Dances: Binasuan - Originated in Pangasinan Province "meaning with the use of drinking glasses", this vibrant dance basically shows off balancing skill of the performers. Glasses filled with rice wine are placed on the head and on each hand carefully maneuvered with graceful movements. This dance is common in weddings, fiestas and special occasions. Rigodon - Originated from Spain, this dance is commonly performed at formal affairs like inaugural balls where prominent members of the government participate and enjoy. Pandanggo sa Ilaw - The word pandanggo comes from the Spanish dance "fandango"characterized with lively steps and clapping while following a varying ¾ beat. Pandanggo requires excellent balancing skill to maintain the stability of three tinggoy, or oil lamps, placed on head and at the back of each hand. This famous dance of grace and balance originated from Lubang Island, Mindoro. Sublian - The term "subli" is from two tagalog words "subsub" meaning falling on head and "bali", which means broken. Hence, the dancers appear to be lame and crooked throughout the dance. This version is originally a ritual dance of the natives of Bauan, Batangas, which is shown during fiestas as a ceremonial worship dance to the town's icon, the holy cross. Kuratsa - Commonly performed during festivals in Bohol and other Visayan towns, this dance portrays a young playful couple's attempt to get each other's attention. It is performed in a moderate waltz style. Itik-itik - According to history of this dance, a young woman named Kanang (short for Cayetana) happened to be the best performer in the province of Surigao del Norte. At one baptismal reception, she was asked to dance the Sibay, and began improvising her steps in the middle of her performance imitating the movements of an "itik", a duck, as it walks with choppy steps and splashes water on its back while attracting its mate. Because of its unusual steps and fascinating interpretation, the audience began imitating her. Tinikling - Tinnikling is considered the national folkdance with a pair of dancers hopping between two bamboo poles held just above the ground and struck together in time to music. Originated from Leyte Province, this dance is in fact a mimic movement of "tikling birds" hopping over trees, grass stems or over bamboo traps set by farmers. Dancers perform this dance with remarkable grace and speed jumping between bamboo poles. Maglalatik - Originally performed in Binan, Laguna as a mock-war dance that demonstrates a fight between the Moros and the Christians over the prized latik or coconut meat during the Spanish rule, this dance is also shown to pay tribute to the town's patron saint, San Isidro Labrador. It has a four-part performance such as the palipasan and the baligtaran showing the intense battle, the paseo and the escaramusa- the reconciliation. Moro dancers wear read trousers while the Christian dancers show up in blue. All dancers are male; with harnesses of coconut shells attached on their chests, backs, thighs and hips. Maria Clara - Maria Clara is the main female character in Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere -a literary piece that features the colonial situation of the Filipinos during the Spanish regime. She was characterized as a Filipina woman of virtue and nobility. This dance is a mix of Spanish gracefulness and customized native props, such as bamboo castanets and Asian fan. Female dancers wear Maria Clara dress that typifies the European style, while men are in barong tagalog, a traditional Filipino embroidered long-sleeve shirt made of pineapple fiber. Cariñosa - Cariñosa is a word that describes an affectionate, friendly and lovable woman. This dance is performed in flirtatious manner with fans and handkerchiefs to assist the dancers' hide-and-seek movements. La Jota Manileña - It is a dance named after the capital city of the Philippines, Manila, where an adaptation of Castilian Jota afloats with the clacking of bamboo castanets played by the dancers themselves. The costume and the graceful movements of the performers noticeably inspired by Spanish Culture. Sakuting - Originated in Abra, this dance interprets a mock fight between Ilokano Christians and non- Christians with training sticks as props. It is traditionally performed during Christmas at the town plaza or from house-to-house as a caroling show. As a return, the dancers receive presents or money locally known as "aguinaldo". Pantomina - Meaning "Dance of the Doves", this dance is the highlight of Sorsogon's Kasanggayahan Festival every third week of October. Groups of participants, mainly elderly in colourful costumes, dance to the tune of Pantomina song. It is a courtship dance originated from immitating the courtship and lovemaking of doves that then showed during the dance where men attempt to please the women.