Tubong/Putong in Marinduque as Ritual Dance of Healing, Thanksgiving and Veneration

Viray, Bryan Levina (2015) Tubong/Putong in Marinduque as Ritual Dance of Healing, Thanksgiving and Veneration. Aghamtao, 24. 105 - 128.

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As a preliminary project using the disciplines of anthropology, ritual, and dance, this paper investigates the coronation ritual tubong/putong practiced in Marinduque, Philippines. I build my methodological inquiry through the existing Philippine dance research methods borrowed from ethnochoreology and anthropology. In exploring tubong as a ritual-dance of healing, thanksgiving and veneration, I employ Kaeppler's kinemic analysis and Ness's "choreographic experience." In this paper, I argue for movement knowledge competence because rituals, movement practices, dance traditions, or whatver term is possible, are part and parcel of indigenous knowledge and local traditions. In this case, I suggest that the tubong ritual-dance carries a particular set of movement and dance knowledge. Consequently, the incorporation of ethnochoreology (i.e. movement analysis) and anthropology in the study of dance, choreography and movement practice is an emergent need in Philippine dance scholarship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dance, dance criticism, Marinduque, cultural performance, Putong, Tubong
Depositing User: Machine Whisperer
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2017 05:16
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2017 05:16
URI: http://philippineperformance-repository.upd.edu.ph/id/eprint/2187

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