INDIGENOUS dances from native Filipino tribes were staged at the San Martin de Porres Auditorium on Sept. 30 in celebration of National Teachers’ Month.
Students from the College of Education, along with St. Paul Parañaque’s official dance troupe Pas des Tous, performed a series of dances inspired by those of ethnic tribes such as the Ifugaos and Maranaos.
The concert, titled “TITSERITSIT: Sulyap, Indak at Pasasalamat,” opened with “Ngilin,” an Ifugao marriage dance usually performed in celebration of a peace pact between two tribes.
It was followed by renditions of various dances and songs from the Kalinga province, the Maranao warrior dance called “Sagayan,” and a soulful rendition of the Visayan medley “Kantahanay.”
Performances of the popular “Tinikiling” and “Pandanggo sa Ilaw” dances capped the concert.
Education Dean Allan de Guzman said the “Filipino-inspired” concert was organized to touch the hearts of Filipino teachers.
“We injected a pure Filipino-themed cultural performance not only to make it more relatable to the audience but to give honor and appreciation to the Filipino teachers who work hard to educate their students,” de Guzman said.
The concert was organized by the National Teachers’ Month Coordinating Council composed of the Metrobank Foundation, Department of Education and UST College of Education.
Themed “Guro, Kabalikat sa Pagbabago,” this year’s National Teacher’s Month runs from Sept. 5 to Oct. 5. Chelsey Mei Nadine B. Brazal


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