Who cares to dance? Almost everywhere we go, there is a local or national dance that is unique to the place. Some have gained international fame such as the Latin (Argentinian?) Tango.
I love watching those folk dances and all those national costumes. And who does not love the Tango?
In Southern Philippines, our Muslim brothers are very proud of the royalty dance called "singkil". There's a princess and her maiden carrying a fancy umbrella stepping in and out of bamboo poles made to click open and close (by bringing the poles together) to a certain beat. At the end of the dance, the princess stands or sits on the poles and raised up. Requires very skilled dancers!
Music supplied by this "band"
And pray tell me, just where exactly did bellydancing originate? Some say Turkey. Others say Saudi Arabia. Or Egypt. Tell me, please.
Ramayana Ballet in Indonesia.
Dances from Northern Philippines
We love dancing...and have done it around the world too...but we don't have that many pictures of us dancing rock. Here was last summer in Peru. Mari and I on a rock, and Mari and our friend Pello on salsa...that was a night!
These ones were taken in Shanghai....note Leslie is starting early...and on the last one...yes, I do smoke cigars and dance at the same time ( I never managed to hold a champagne glass at the same time thought!). Warning! For the cigar, it is only possible because Mari is a great dancer!
I can almost feel the beat!
This is from one of our Aitutaki blogs
I really love this thread!
Barong! I never got a good pic of this Balinese dance. Glad to find this one, Peter.