PhilCAS presents Chotis as part of our Learn to Dance Series.
Chotis (or “Shotis”) was one of the ballroom dances introduced by early European settlers. This dance, from Camarines Sur, has been adapted by the Bicolano people and is characterized by a brush-step-hop movement.
Tinolabong is a dance of the mountain people of Panilan and Loctugan, Capiz.This dance is named after a bird called tolabong a specie of heron. These birds are commonly seen riding serenely on the backs of carabao (water buffalo). The carabaos like these birds because they peck at the insects that annoy the host. This dance imitates the movements of the tolabong. Tinolabong is one of the many dances the PhilCAS kids perform.
PhilCAS presents Sublian as part of our Learn to Dance Series.
Subli is a form of religious ceremony which originated in the barrio of Alitagtag in Bauan where the Holy Cross, the patron saint of Bauan, was found. Formerly, it was danced only in that barrio, and at the front of the Holy Cross, but it is now danced everywhere. It was said that the first dance of its kind was performed by the women. This version we are teaching is only danced by the women.
Aray is a dance from the Maria Clara Suite, whose words are sung in “Chabacano-ermitense,” a hybrid of Spanish that was only spoken in the Ermita district before the turn of the century and today is extinct. The dance itself is a flirtatious one that involves graceful use of the pañuelo, or shawl by the women and tambourines held by the men.
On August 8 2020, PhilCAS participated in CIOFF’s 50th Anniversary
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CIOFF 50th Anniversary North American Sector
4:00 pm Central – 5:00 pm EasternCanada PhilCas, British Colombia PhilCAS will be doing a learn to dance of “Aray” from the Maria Clara Suite. Aray Is a dance whose words are sung in “Chabacano-ermitense,” a hybrid of Spanish that was only spoken in the Ermita district before the turn of the century and today is extinct. The dance itself is a flirtatious one that involves graceful use of the pañuelo, or shawl by the women and tambourines held by the men.
The two trainers will be : Leandro Sublay and Andrea Banzon.
Dancers also taking part: Gillian Gatus, John Gatus, Rebecca Banzon, Rachel Ambrosio, Romina Ambrosio, Clyde Velardo, Rainalynne Soloria, Rachelynne Soloria, Michael Soloria, Yohan Lamoly & Katrina Katigbak
In partnership with JPG Creative, PhilCAS of BC presents Gunita. This photoshoot started during the Filipino Heritage Month and is an on-going collaboration which revisits traditional Filipino attire through a modern lens.