Filipinos love to dance, they express their feeling by dancing, they can show their culture by dancing and they express their beliefs by dancing. Dancing became part of the Filipino culture and because of the love for dance Filipinos come up with different kinds of dance. One of those dances is the Kuradang dance.
Kuradang dance is also known as Curacha, it is a dance originated from Bohol. It is dance during social gatherings such as birthday, baptism, wedding and fiesta. It is dance with the accompaniment of the rondalla. Rondalla is an orchestra composed of string instruments. Kuradang dance has three parts and it has three different rhythms. The first part of the dance is when the female and male dancer performed the waltz then music shift into a faster beat, the female dancer run away while the male dancer chase the female dancer, it was like a chasing scene. Then the music shift again, the final part wherein the chasing part ended and the dancers dance as if they are flirting with each other then the female dance finally won over then the male dancer will imitate a bird in a mating scene.
THE IMPORTANCE OF KURADANG DANCE
Kuradang dance is being dance during weddings, birthdays, baptisms, fiestas and other social gatherings because people from Bohol beliefs that without the performance of this dance the occasion will be dull and will look like a wake. Bohol people even make Kuradang dance their unofficial dance because of its lively moves and the life it gives to the gatherings.