‘Indak Pilipinas’ Puts the Spotlight on Folklore Dance

Folk Dance Organizations Gather at ‘Indak Pilipinas’

The Cultural Center of the Philippines, in partnership with Samahang Tagapagtaguyod ng Katutubong Sayaw ng Pilipinas, presents “Indak Pilipinas: Mga Tradisyon at Interpretasyon (Traditions and Interpretations).”

The event is billed as a gathering of the best Filipino folk-dance groups and the biggest showcase of folk dance. Metropolitan Theater Manila will house the fourth iteration of this display of Filipino culture through dance on May 19 and 20. The show starts at 7 PM, but there’s a 2 PM on the Saturday showtime.

In addition, to mark National Heritage Month, “Indak Pilipinas” will highlight the country's assorted dance customs and legacy, bolstering their relevance and longevity. The event also aims to contribute to national development by utilizing performing arts and dance to define and maintain the national identity.

Kalilayan Folkloric Group, Sining Palawan Dance Troupe, and Irong-Irong Dance Company will join the festivities, along with a host of school and university dance troupes:

  • Bulacan State University Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Troupe
  • Centro Escolar University Folk Dance Troupe
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University Lahing Batangan Dance Troupe
  • Philippine High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw
  • Philippine Normal University Kislap Sining Dance Troupe
  • Philippine Normal University Kislap Sining Dance Troupe
  • Technological University of the Philippines Kalinangan Dance Troupe
  • Technological University of the Philippines Kalinangan Dance Troupe
  • University of Santo Tomas Salinggawi Dance Troupe

Generoso Caringal will helm the entire event, with Dr. Larry Gabao serving as artistic consultant.

Ticket prices start at P300. Please visit this page for more information about 2023’s “Indak Pilipinas.”

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