Dancing let the people express what is inside them. It can help the people reach out to other people by their movements and with their movements they can express their feelings and ideas. Especially in a country like the Philippines who has many different ethnic groups with different dialects. Through dancing they can easily tell other ethnic groups about their culture and their beliefs even their source of income.
Many dances show how a certain group does on their everyday life and what do they do for living. Through dancing they can show other people their community occupation and how does it work.
THE MANANGUETE DANCE
Manangueta dance is a dance that shows how the people work on tuba or coconut wine. Mananguete means coconut wine tapper, the person who extracts the coconut to produce a coconut wine.
Mananguete folk dance is a dance from Tolambugan, Lanao. Mananguete folk dance is considered as an occupational dance. This dance shows how the people of Tolambugan, Lanao works on extracting the juices of the tuba to produce a coconut wine. The dance by the dancers imitating the movements of the workers, first is by showing how they sharpen the scythe then cleaning bamboo container then climbing the trees then getting the tuba then pounding and squeezing it then straining the mangrove bark’s sap then pounding and squeezing it and then final product tasting.
CREATIVE MINDS PRODUCE BEAUTIFUL DANCES
Who would have thought that a simple occupation can lead to a beautiful art? Filipinos have creative minds that have the capabilities to create different arts. With their brilliant ideas the can transform anything into an art. Their ideas plus their talents equals a good art like dances. They are able to come up with the steps that can show how they lived their life or what do they do on their work. Dancing is an expression and with the creative minds of the Filipino they can easily express their customs and beliefs through dancing creatively.