Folk Dance in the Philippines – Maglalatik – The Maglalatik is a kind of indigenous dance in the Philippines where coconut shell halves which were attached to the dancers' hands as well as on vests where are hung 4 or 6 more coconut shell halves.
The performers – all male – execute the dance through hitting a single coconut shell using the other – at times the ones within the hands, occasionally, the ones on your body, and frequently the shells used by another dancer, all on time with a fast drumbeat.
The Maglalatik folk dance originally executed in Binan, Laguna being a mock-war dance which demonstrates a battle between the Moros and also the Christians on the prized latik or even coconut meat throughout the Spanish rule, this folk dance can also be demonstrated to pay honor to the patron saint of the town, San Isidro Labrador.
It features a four-part performance like the palipasan and also the baligtaran exhibiting the extreme battle, the paseo as well as the escaramusa- the reconciliation. Moro performers put on read trousers while the Christian performers appear in blue.
All performers of Maglalatik folk dance are male; having makes use of of coconut shells fastened on their backs, chests, thighs as well as hips.
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