Friday, November 23, 2007


BINDIAN is classifeid under MOUNTAIN-IGOROT DANCES and originated in LUZON.

image of bindian dance


Bindian is a victory dance. The Ibaloys who inhabit the southernmost mountain regions in Northern Luzon perform victory dances to extol the bravery of the warriors of yesterday. In this version from the barrio of Kabayan, hand movements are downward, suggesting the people's affinity with the earth. The basic step consists of a stamp by the left foot and a light, forward movement by the right. Instrumentalists lead the line, followed by male dancers, while the female dancers bring in the rear.

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