The Ethnic Tradition in Philippine Dance

Villaruz, B.E.S. and Obusan, R.A. The Ethnic Tradition in Philippine Dance. National Library of The Philippines: Digital Library.

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Ethnic dances are found among the ethnolinguistic groups scattered all over the Philippine islands, who have not been substantially Westernized, either by Spain or the United States. These dances, which are integral to the community's way of life, are: the ritual dances, which connect the material world to the spiritual; the life- cycle dances, which celebrate an individual's birth, baptism, courtship, wedding, and demise; and the occupational dances, which transform defense and livelihood activities to celebratory performances.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Basilio Esteban Villaruz, dance, dance criticism, dance history, ethnic dance, Ramon Obusan
Depositing User: Repo Admin
Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 03:48
Last Modified: 14 May 2017 03:48

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