What is the origin of Karatong?

Karatong is the Waray (a native of and language in Leyte) word for bamboo. During the olden times, way before the Spaniards came to the Philippines, the people in Dulag used bamboos to warn the town if there were enemies, such as pirates and tribes, who wanted to invade their lands.

What is the importance of Karatong?

This dance is named after the bamboo instrument worn by the male dancers around their waist. The karatong is struck to a fast rhythm, in the hopes of attracting good luck and driving away evil spirits. The female dancers dance with sticks that are representative of bunga mangga, or mango trees.

What is the history of Sagayan?

Sagayan is a Philippine war dance performed by both the Maguindanao and Maranao depicting in dramatic fashion the steps their hero, Prince Bantugan, took upon wearing his armaments, the war he fought in and his subsequent victory afterwards.

Where is Karatong?

Performers from the San Jose National High School danced their way to victory as they clinched the Grand Prize in the Karatong Festival held Saturday in the “Liberation Town” of Dulag, Leyte.

What is a Karatong dance?

Interpretation of a folk dance that originates from Philippines. Realizada por Pamana ng LuzViminda Philippine Folkloric Dance Company, de Montreal, Quebec, Canadá. Gravado no Carballiño, Galicia, o 31/07/2013 nas XXX Xornadas de Folclore de Ourense.

What are the materials used in Binasuan dance?

Binasuan is a folk dance that originated in Bayambang, Pangasinan,. The word “binasuan” means “with the use of drinking glasses.” The dancers balance glasses on their heads and in their hands as they move. The glasses are filled with rice wine, which makes any misstep a messy mistake.

Who discovered Philippine folk dance?

Francisca Reyes-Aquino

Francisca Reyes-Aquino
Born Francisca ReyesMarch 9, 1899
Died November 21, 1983 (aged 84)
Occupation Folk dancer academic
Notable work Philippine Folk Dances and Games (1926)

Why is Francisca Reyes Aquino considered as the mother of Philippine folk dancing?

Reyes Aquino received the “Philippine Republic Award of Merit” for her untiring efforts in collecting, compiling, and propagating folk dances, and for her outstanding contribution to the advancement of Filipino culture in the field of dance.

How is Sagayan danced?

The dance is characterize by male performers depicting fierce warriors carrying shield with shell noisemakers in one hand and double-bladed sword in the other attempting rolling movements to defend their master.

What is the significance of Sagayan dance?

The results shows that in most occasions, Sagayan war dance is performed before any celebration or gathering. The study concludes that the Sagayan war dance conveys masculinity and bravery, attributes needed by leaders in the discharge of public duties.

What is Ragragsakan dance?

Ragragsakan dance is an adaption of a tradition in which Kalinga women gather and prepare for a budong or peace pact. The Kalingga borrowed the beautiful word Ragragsakan from the Ilocano, which means “merriment”.