Pandanggo Sa Ilaw (2'58)

Lubang Island, Mindoro, Visayas
MIDI sequensed by Noel Tamayo

This popular dance originates from Lubang Island, Mindoro in Visayas.
'Pandanggo sa ilaw' means 'Fandango with light'.The term pandanggo comes from the Spanish word fandango, which is a dance characterized by marking time with a clack of castanets, snapping of fingers, and stomping of feet in triple-time rhythm.

A dancer of this grace dance is called 'pandanggera', and dances with three oil lamps (tinghoy), or candles in glasses instead, balanced on her head and on the back of each hand.



Photograph:
courtesy of THE PHILIPPINE PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY OF TAMPA, FLORIDA U.S.A.
MIDI data/reference: courtesy of Noel's Pilipino Folk Dance Glossary
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