On Sunday, October 19, 2008, Kababayang Pilipino will be performing at Dance Allsorts, to be held at the Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC. The partnership will also feature a public dance workshop to be held on October 25, 2008. There are two shows, one at 2 pm and 4 pm.
What is Dance Allsorts?
Now in its 11th season, Dance Allsorts is Vancouver’s most eclectic dance series. These intimate, memorable shows introduce all sorts of people to, well, all sorts of dance! All shows are approximately one hour and are appropriate for all ages. Performances will be held from Fall 2008 through to Spring 2009, showcasing a different performance art each month.
Dance Allsorts is produced by New Works in partnership with the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.
Performances are held at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver. For more information please visit www.newworks.ca.
Filipino Dance Workshop
Basics of Philippine Dance & Music: Mindanao
October 25, 2008
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Roundhouse Community Centre
This workshop will focus on the basics of movement and music indigenous to Mindanao, the southernmost province of the Philippine Islands. This includes Pangalay, which is the traditional “fingernail” dance of the Tausūg people of the Sulu Archipelago and Sabah. This dance is the most distinctively Asian of all the Southern Philippine dances because dancers must have dexterity and flexibility of the shoulders, elbows, and wrists – movements that strongly resemble those of “kontaw silat,” a martial art common in the Malay Archipelago.
Workshop participants will be introduced to the movements specific to a particular dance of the Yakan tribe of Mindanao, Pangsat/Pindulas, a courtship dance. Pindulas refers to the Yakan newlyweds dance. Movements are similar to the Pangalay of the Tausug tribe. Pindulas is performed during the Pangsat (or wedding).
Registration fee: $5
To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.roundhouse.ca or call (604) 713-1800. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.