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Sep 18 2020, 6:01pm CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
Question: Once I danced the Cariñosa. I think it is marvelous, having a grace that - as a matter of fact - does not seem to be of these times... Is it popular in all the Philippines? Do kids learn it in school?
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Sep 18 2020, 7:52pm CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
That's like asking if people of other nationalities also dance their traditional dance instead of modern dance.
 
Besides, Tinikling is more popular because, IMO, it's more fun to watch and takes a lot of muscle memory to learn
 
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Author Photo Sometimes
Sep 19 2020, 8:48am CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
I do not understand what you mean. From what Filipino people in the USA said I understood that everyone in the Philippines was acquainted with it. Therefore I wondered if it was something kids learn at school.
 
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Author Photo laidrecto
Sep 30 2020, 12:52pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@Sometimes It is taught in elementary schools for Physical Education class. We learn to dance all traditional and even indigenous dances in elementary days.
 
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Sep 30 2020, 1:17pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@laidrecto Thank you for your feedback. IMO it is a marvelous thing that elementary school preserves that precious part of your cultural heritage... (I would have liked to be in primary school in your country for that reason.)
I discovered the Cariñosa by chance when I was on holiday in California. I think that is super-cool that a dance from the 1600s is still danced by an entire people. I liked it so much that I danced it - to the best of my possibilities, there was little time to rehearse - at a party where I was a guest. There were no Filipina ladies around, but a Peruvian lady was so kind to dance with me. She did a marvelous job.
 
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Author Photo laidrecto
Sep 30 2020, 1:19pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@Sometimes A Peruvian can dance Cariñosa gracefully as Cariñosa is a dance taught to Filipinos by Spanish people.
 
However, we do not dance it in parties anymore. The dance being taught in elementary is more of an educational program that needs to be followed rather than to embed culture. It is sad but that is the truth.
 
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Author Photo Sometimes
Sep 30 2020, 1:28pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@laidrecto You are right. I guess that also her Inka DNA - she visibly had a lot of it - added to her perfect (intuitive) sense of rhythm. That is what I like about California: there are hundreds (Wikipedia says 400) different languages and cultures.
You mentioned indigenous Filippino dances. Could you name some? (I would try to look them up on YouTube - that's where I came across the Cariñosa 🙂.)
 
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Author Photo Sometimes
Sep 30 2020, 1:33pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@laidrecto Only now I see the second part of your answer on my small screen.
Yeah, it is sad. The whole world (especially the younger generations) goes after what is trendy (and often superficial) 😖.
 
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Author Photo laidrecto
Sep 30 2020, 2:00pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@Sometimes the Palayok/Banga dance of the Igorot tribe of the Northern Luzon Island, the Singkil dance of the Muslim region in the Mindanao island, the Maglalatik dance (a Moro-Christian fight dance), and many more from other tribes!
 
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Author Photo Sometimes
Sep 30 2020, 2:02pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@laidrecto Thank you very much!
I am going to do some pleasant research...
 
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Sep 30 2020, 2:06pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@Sometimes look also for Lumad dances, Aeta dances (also a fight dance/self-defense), Tausug and the Christianized dances like Pandanggo sa Ilaw and Kuratsa (Curacha).
 
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Sep 30 2020, 4:16pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
Thank you!! I had started to watch them starting from the Palayok, when a friend from Rome contacted me. Mar-ve-lous... Those ladies must have strong necks and spinal cords 😱😱.
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Oct 02 2020, 12:14am CST ~ 3 weeks, 2 days ago. 
Sorry to be abrasive but do you ask other nationalities/ethnicities to dance their traditional dance for your entertainment?
 
Would you ask a black person if they dance hiphop (because it originated from their culture)? Should we ask Southern Americans if they yodel?
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Oct 02 2020, 12:17am CST ~ 3 weeks, 2 days ago. 
@Sometimes palayok dance isn't a real Igorot dance. It's a "made up" stuff by LOWLAND cultural organizations.
 
If you have ever been to an actual Igorot gathering, no one dances the "palayok" dance. The most common dance is the "Eagle dance".
 
It's pretty much how many "cultural organizations" say that Salidumay is a "Muslim dance".
 
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Author Photo Sometimes
Oct 02 2020, 3:25am CST ~ 3 weeks, 2 days ago. 
@Bituingmaykinang People worldwide like it when others take an interest in their culture and like to know more about it. What is your problem?
 
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