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Where did Pantomina originated in the Philippines?
Courtship dance Pantomina is a Bicolano folk dance that came from the Spanish word for “pantomime”, because of its courting/wooing movements. Its old name is “Salampati”, Bicol term for doves, so the dance is sometimes referred to as the “dance of the doves”.
Where did the Pantomina begin?
Introduction Pantomina was originally a wedding dance from the Bicol provinces. It is also very popular in the northern part of Samar especially in towns of Allen and Capul – both directly facing Bicolandia.
Where did the folk dance Subli come from?
The people of Bauan, Batangas paid homage to the cross, reverently called Mahal na Poong Alitagtag (Beloved Holy Cross of Alitagtag) by dancing the folk dance called Subli. The dance is traced to the town of Bauan, Batangas.
Where does the Subli dance of Batangas come from?
“The 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.
Where does the name Subli Subli come from?
Others said it came from the word “sobli” meaning “salisi” or the exchange of place which is a prominent feature of the dance. Subli is a dance, a religious ritual, a “panata” or a solemn vow directed to the Holy Cross for all the blessings and the people’s belief that the cross has the power to ward off evil spirits.
Why are drums at the beginning of the Subli?
The frenetic rhythm of the drums is also seen as proof of the custom’s pre-Hispanic origins, in line with the theory that it is a Christianised version of much older, animist rites. A chant to the Holy Cross is sometimes intoned at the beginning of the Sublî, underscoring the dance’s originally religious character.