Philippine Theatrical Dance Forms

Villaruz, Basilio Esteban S. (2015) Philippine Theatrical Dance Forms. National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

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Page in the website of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.––On or off stage, certain Christmas customs involve proto-theatrical dances. The panuluyan (the Holy Family seeking lodging in Bethlehem) and the pastores (shepherds singing and dancing from house to house) are annual enactment. Today, ritual dances that follow in January, like the sinulog in Cebu and and the dinagyang in Iloilo are dressed-up spectacles in the streets. In surviving comedia (also called moro-moro, a play about the conflict between Christians and Moslems), the battalla (choreographed skirmish) is set off as a feature.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Basilio Esteban Villaruz, cultural performance, dance, dance history, rites and rituals
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Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2017 10:47
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