Sayaw Filipinas

Published January 22, 2022, 3:00 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Philippine consulate collaborates with Binhi ng Lahi to showcase Philippine folk dances in Calgary

LANCEROS DE TAYABAS Dancers from the Binhi ng Lahi Folk Dance Troupe perform this popular square dance found in many regions of the Philippines during ‘Sayaw Filipinas.’ (Photo courtesy of Binhi ng Lahi)

The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary and the Binhi ng Lahi Folk Dance Troupe have collaborated on another cultural project “Sayaw Filipinas,” which capped a successful partnership between the two organizations in 2021.

Streamed on the Binhi ng Lahi Facebook page and shared on the PCG’s Facebook page, the online dance recital “Sayaw Filipinas” was a tour de force of various Philippine folk dances as performed not only by Binhi ng Lahi, but also by various Filipino dance groups from Canada and the Philippines.

Performing alongside the Binhi ng Lahi were the Kababayang Pilipino (Vancouver, British Columbia), PAMANA ng LuzViMinda Philippine Folkloric Dance Company (Montreal, Quebec), Maharlika Diva (Calgary, Alberta), Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe (Manila, Philippines), and Sindaw Philippines Performing Arts Guild (Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines).

The groups performed and showcased g Philippine folk dances from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, such as Pastores Bool, Tarektek, Chalichog and Bumayah, Paligo/Banga, Lanceros de Tayabas, Malagueña, Putritos, Jota Caviteña, Kinakulangan, Kadal Tahu, Dugso, Asik, Singkil, Pandanggo sa Bulig, Karatong, Pandanggo sa Ilaw, and Oasioas.

PASTORES BOOL The Boholano folk dance, most popular at Christmastime in the town of Bool, as performed by the Binhi ng Lahi Folk Dance Troupe.

It was the second year in a row that that Binhi ng Lahi had conducted an online dance recital due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘The PCG thanks the Binhi ng Lahi for its active efforts to showcase the beauty and richness of Philippine culture, through our folk dances.’

“The PCG thanks the Binhi ng Lahi for its active efforts to showcase the beauty and richness of Philippine culture, through our folk dances, and we are pleased to be one of its major partners for Sayaw Filipinas,” Consul General Zaldy Patron said of the PCG’s latest joint project with the Binhi ng Lahi. “We look forward to more exciting and significant collaborations with the Binhi ng Lahi this 2022.”

Photos courtesy of Binhi ng Lahi. www.calgarypcg.dfa.gov.ph


 
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