On SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 2013,a benefit show gala will take place at La Tulipe | Le National!
PAMANA ng LuzViMinda is proud to be a part of the cause to help raise money for those in need in the Philippines after the devastating Typhoon Haiyan.
Partnered with Gawad Kalinga (Official Page)
, a registered charity that is eligible for donation matching by the Canadian government! They hope to raise a goal of $10000! So, let's keep up this momentum! Donate whatever you can!
Any donation counts towards everyone's efforts. Providing food, clothes, water, basic necessities, as well as long term care like rebuilding and reconstructing homes and communities, giving these citizens resources for livelihood to rebuild their lives again. It's a really great cause! If you haven't already, PLEASE DONATE - no matter what the amount is!
Visit their website! and what their heartfelt video.CLICK HERE TO WATCH
or click the button directly below to DONATE! Anything about 20$ is eligible for a tax receipt.
Did you know?
Here is the official video showcasing 11 folk dance groups from 9 different countries. Watch PAMANA ng LuzVinminda representing the Philippines!
With some technical difficulties, the show still must go on!
This dance is named after the bamboo instrument worn by the male dancers around their waist. The karatong is struck to a fast rhythm, in the hopes of attracting good luck and driving away evil spirits. The female dancers dance with sticks that are representative of bunga mangga, or mango trees.
Originally from the province of Leyte, this dance is considered by many to be the most recognizable folk dance of the Philippines. Based off the movements of the long-legged tikling bird avoiding bamboo traps in rice fields, dancers dance through bamboo poles that open and close to an accelerating rhythm. This is one of PAMANA’s signature dances, fusing a few modern elements with traditional movements.
A martial arts dance originating from the Tausug people of the Sulu archipelago in the Southwestern part of the Philippines. Male dancers depict a fight between a cat and a hawk. They simulate martial arts movements while manipulating daggers and fans.
KINI-KINI represents the sophisticated women of the Royal Maranao. Movements and shapes of their walk are very articulate and their scarves represent their fluidity and grace. Their grace is a characteristic of their good education.
This is a solo dance featuring an umbrella-bearing female attendant. It is performed in order to win the favour of her sultan master.
Traditionally a depiction of the Maguindanao and Maranao interpretation of a legend centred around Princess Gandingan and the brave Prince Bantugan. While walking through the forest with her loyal umbrella-bearing lady-in-waiting, the Princess Gandingan is suddenly caught in the middle of an earthquake unleashed by the forest diwata, or forest spirits. The Princess must gracefully and skilfully manoeuvre through the closing bamboo poles, which represent falling trees. Fans, or apir, are waved by dancers to represent auspicious winds. The valiant Prince Bantugan enters the scene and rescues the Princess.
PAMANA safely arrived in Monção, Portugal on July 29 for the 28th CIOFF Folkmonção festival. Early rise and late nights is our everyday routine. We perform everyday in and around Monção and we've captivated audiences in Caminha, Ponte de Lima and Melgaço. Next on our schedule is Barbeita. PAMANA performs alongside groups representing Serbia, Brazil, Poland, Belarus, Columbia and Mexico.
Here is a video clip of our Tinikling street performance in Monção.