Southern Islands Suite: "Pakaraguian"

Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company, (2011) Southern Islands Suite: "Pakaraguian". Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company.

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Page in the web site of Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company.––The southern islands of the Philippines are wondrous and serene. Consisting of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago, the south is populated by many Filipinos who have been converted to the Islamic faith long before the Spanish inquisition took place. The dances of these islands are graceful, flowing, and fluid; much like the ocean that surrounds them. The spectacle of colorful and intricate attire and the mesmerizing sounds of the kulintang ensemble easily make these dances the most exotic of all Philippine dances.

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Additional Information: Created in March of 2003, the Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company was formed by dance enthusiasts that enjoy the beauty of Filipino folk dance. Following the statement of Philippine national artist and folk dance research pioneer Francisca Reyes-Aquino, "Let folk dances be as they are - of the folk. We can not sacrifice heritage for progress," Hiyas strives to present Filipino folk dance in its most traditional form in an era where authentic steps and movements are modernized or forgotten. The word hiyas (pronounced hee-yahs) means "jewel" or "gem," referring to how its members truly treasure Philippine folk arts and culture. Hiyas is proudly a part of the Filipino Youth Coalition, a nonprofit organization geared toward cultural awareness among Filipino youth in the South Bay San Jose, CA, USA.
Uncontrolled Keywords: California, dance, dance company, Filipino-American, folk dance, glossary, kulintang, Mindanao, Sulu
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 03:40
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