11.16.2007

Tarektek-Mountain-Igorot Dance

Tarektek



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Tarektek

This is a dance classified under Mountain-Igorot Dances. It originated from Benguet where woodpeckers known as tarektek inhabited Mt. Data.
These wild and colorful birds gave rise to the tarektek dance. In this dance, one tarektek male manipulates a colorful tribal blanket representative of the birds's iridescent plumage while the other playfully beats on a brass gangsa representing impressive bird calls as they battle for the attention of three tarektek females.


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1 comment:

Jeric said...

Please show steps in literature not video. We would learn more if its (steps)written than shown.

More Power,

Jeric