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PHILIPPINE FOLK DANCES IN CONCERT AT THE PARK

 

Come and watch this Sunday, September 29, 2013, the final program of Concert at the Park for the month of September, featuring the Sining Lahi Dance Troupe, under the artistic direction of Dodge Contreras. Venue is the T.F. Valencia Circle, Rizal Park, Manila. Ms. Rhea de la Ostia hosts the program. Admission is free.

Concert at the Park is a regular weekly public service project of the Department of Tourism, under Sec. Ramon Jimenez, Jr., the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), under USec. Ma. Theresa Martinez, Officer-In-Charge. Gie V. Arnold, who is the Officer-In-Charge of the Cultural & Public Affairs Division of NPDC, writes the script.

Sining Lahi or the arts of our race, in English, is a dance troupe that was organized through the efforts of the Lakandula High School faculty and staff. It aims to showcase an array of published and unpublished Philippine folk and foreign dances. Their efforts to promote and preserve Philippine arts and culture through folk dancing have merited numerous citations and honors. The late National Artist for Dance Ramon Obusan had even acknowledged the group as “one of the promising folk dance groups in the Philippines.”

For their program on Sunday, Sining Lahi Dance Troupe has prepared the following repertoire: CORDILLERA DANCES – Idudu, Ragragsakan, Ngilin, Dinuya; SPANISH-INFLUENCED DANCES – Lanceros de Negros, Paseo de IloIlo, Estudiantina, Jota Manileρa; DANCES FROM THE SOUTH – Sagayan, Janggay, Pindulas, Singkil; and RURAL DANCES – Pandanggo/Oasiaoas, Pandanggo sa Bulig, Pasiguin, Binasuan, Lapay Bantigue and Tinikling.

 

Admission to Concert at the Park is free of charge. The public is cordially invited.