Fil-Am dancers to showcase Luzon Highlands, Mindanao indigenous cultures

/ 07:57 PM April 29, 2015


SAN BRUNO, California — A cultural tableau of legends, rituals and tradtional practices of Kalinga, Ga’dang, T’boli, Bagobo-Tagabawa and Marano indigenous peoples of the Philippines will be presented by the Parangal Dance Company in “Alamat, Legends” on Saturday, October 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (PDT) at Skyline College Theater in San Bruno.

“Alamat,” a production funded in part by Alliance for California Traditional Arts, will be presented in celebration of the Parangal Dance Company’s 7th anniversary. Company choreographer Eric Solano’s production will showcase traditional and inspired attires, music and dances of the Northern Philippine Highlands and Mindanao indigenous communities. Spanish influence will also be shown in some dances.

Parangal has partnered with recognized traditional cultural bearers in the Philippines and in the United States to premiere their respective group’s legends on proscenium stage.


These partners include Jenny Bawer Young (Kalinga; Bay Area, California); cultural masters of National Commission for Culture and the Arts ] Amparo Mabanag and Margareth Balansi from the Ga’dang community of Paracelis, Mountain Province; and Sonia D. Mangune and Arlyne D. Salazar from Bagobo-Tagabawa of Toril, Davao City. Resources for “Alamat” also include Leyte Dance Theater, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group and Silin Awed.



Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM (PDT)


Skyline College Theater
330 College Dr.
Building One
San Bruno, CA 94066


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