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MAGLALATIK

MAGLALATIK

MAGLALATIK

MAGLALATIK also known as Manlalatik or Magbabao The Maglalatik is a kind of indigenous dance in

also known as Manlalatik or Magbabao

The Maglalatik is a kind of indigenous dance in

the Philippines where

coconut shell halves which were attached to the dancers' hands as

well as on vests where

are hung 4 or 6 more coconut shell halves.

The dancers which are all male perform the dance by hitting one coconut shell with the other -

sometimes the ones on the hands, sometimes, the ones on the body, and sometimes the shells worn by another performer, all in time to a fast drumbeat. The dancers will also hold their triangular formed coconut shellsin their hands and they used these shells to tap the coconut

shells that are fitted on their bodies and they use these to generate the music that will

accompany them when they are dancing.

The dancers which are all male perform the dance by hitting one coconut shell with the

Like many native Filipino dances, it is intended to impress the

viewer with the great skill of the dancer, and in some "Filipino Martial Arts" it has been noted that the Maglalatik

"consists of a trapping and boxing method hidden in a dance." The name of the dance means "latik-maker", from latik, a coconut product that is used in Filipino cooking.

Like many native Filipino dances, it is intended to impress the viewer with the great skill

DANCE ORIGIN

Originally performed in

Binan, Laguna as a mock- war dance that demonstrates a fight

between the Moros and the

Christians over the prized latik or coconut meat during the Spanish rule, this dance

is also shown to pay tribute

to the town’s patron

saint, San Isidro Labrador.

DANCE ORIGIN Originally performed in Binan, Laguna as a mock- war dance that demonstrates a fight
DANCE ORIGIN Originally performed in Binan, Laguna as a mock- war dance that demonstrates a fight

PATRON SAINT SAN ISIDRO LABRADOR

SOME IMPORTANT FACTS TO REMEMBER

  • This dance actually tells a story- and it depicts the fight between the Moros and the

Christians over the 'latik'. The 'latik' is the residue that is left after the coconut milk has been cooked and boiled.

  • This dance is composed of a four-part performance and the first two performance of the dance is called as the 'Palipasan' and the 'Baligtaran'. In these first two performances, the dance will show the opposing squads in an intense battle.

  • The last two parts of the dance are the 'Paseo' and the 'Sayaw Escaramusa'. These two dances basically show the reconciliation between the two groups and the dance steps of the dancers will show and suggest that the opposing groups are now in good terms.

  • The two groups in this dance is the group of the Moros and the other group is the group of the Christians.

  • The Moros in this dance will wear the red trousers and

the Christian group will wear the blue trousers. This

dance will involve some simple movements and simple repetitions.

The following will be a listing of the steps that are generally performed in the dance;

. First step will require dancers to make 6 to 8 counts of jogging to settle to their place . Then four steps forward while pounding the chests. . Four basic clap cycles while the dancers are in place . Another four basic clap cycles in order for the dancers to get to two rows . Another 8 quick clap cycles to the ripple effect . Another 8 quick clap cycles that will allow the dancer to circle around the partner, and next up is the Circle Up. . The dancers will make 8 counts+1 -4 count for the first clap . Dancers will clap after the one 8 count and this should be done 8 times, then the finishing clap

. Dancers will make 8 high-low clap cycles in order to move into position.

. Another 8 cycles of 6 hit clapping

. The dancer will then make 16 counts for the tricks with another round of clapping in the background

. Dancer will make 4 basic to get to the two sides

. Dancer will make 8 quick clap cycles for the battle

. Dancer will make 4 quick clap cycles in order to get to the end . And right after the last clap, the dancers then make their pose.

END OF REPORT

SHORT QUIZ

1. What kind of dance is Maglalatik?

  • 2. People of Laguna dances this kind of dance to pay

tribute to their Patron Saint called

?

_____________

  • 3. TRUE or FALSE. 'Paseo' and the 'Sayaw Escaramusa' are the first two performance of the dance , in which the dance will show the opposing squads in an intense battle.

  • 4. TRUE or FALSE. In this dance Moro Dancers wear blue trousers and Christian Dancers wear red trousers.

  • 5. All performers of Maglalatik folk dance are male;

having makes use of

fastened on

_____________ their backs, chests, thighs as well as hips.