Dancing became part of the Philippines’ traditions and Filipinos basically dance to everything and their dances is all about anything like their customs, beliefs, occupation and way of living.
THE OHONG-OHONG FOLK DANCE
In Cebu, the Cebuanos come up with a dance dedicated to one organism and that is the mushroom. Cebuanos have a folk dance called the Ohong-Ohong dance. This dance is about a mushroom is Cebu called Ohong. The dancers of Ohong-Ohong folk dance represent the mushroom by doing the twirling dance moves. The dance is being performed by female dancers who are in a colorful, layered dress with petticoats to make it look similar to a mushroom.
OHONG-OHONG FOLK DANCE SIGNIFICANCE
Ohong-ohong folk dance shows how the Filipino gives importance to everything even if it is an animal or a plant or even a kind of organism like mushroom, the dance is made to pay tribute to a mushroom that is being part of their culture particularly to their cuisine. The dance also shows how creative Filipinos are because they are able to come up with a dance that is about a mushroom and choreograph a dance routine that will show that the dance is about the mushroom or Ohong.