Itik-Itik-Rural and Barrio Dance


The dance is classified under rural and barrio. It originated from Surigao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines.

According to the story, a young woman named Kanang (short for Cayetana) was the best dancer in that province. At one baptismal celebration, she introduced new steps which were improvisations of the dance Sibay. She imitated the movements of the ducks or itik. Because of its unusual steps and fascinating interpretation, the audience began imitating her.

itik-itik dance

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