How did Filipino folk dances start?

Who started the Philippine folk dance?

LOLA KIKAY. Francisca Reyes-Aquino is considered as the mother of Filipino Folk Dance for her research. In 1921 during the Manila Fiesta Carnival, Reyes-Aquino, who was a student assistant for Physical Education, presented 4 dances – cariñosa, abaruray, salabat, and areuana.

What is the history of folk dance?

Origins of Folk Dancing

Cultural dances came into being with a social function, weaving recreation into celebrations and important agricultural events. While many groups perform folk dances onstage today, the genesis of folk dancing right up through the middle of the 20th century was non-performative for the most part.

Where does Maria Clara dance originated?

Cariñosa is a Philippine dance of colonial-era origin from the Maria Clara suite of Philippine folk dances, where the fan or handkerchief plays an instrumental role as it places the couple in romance scenario.

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