Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Folk Dance

My son participated in their school presentation of an Ifugao Dance. The country of the Ifugao in the southern part of the Cordillera region is best known for its famous rice terraces, which in modern times have become one of the big tourist attractions of the Philippines. They made these terraces with the use of only their hands and simple tools. The Ifugaos typically build their houses at the edge of their fields. A distinctive aspect of these houses is the post just below the floor beams to keep rats from climbing into the house.

I bought native vest which is a traditional Ifugao suit. We made an improvise weapons to match with their costumes. Their teacher hired choreographer to teach them steps for folk dance!

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