Sayaw sa Bangko is a kind of dance found in the Philippines. Sayaw sa Bangko dance is being performed in cultural programs.
THE ORIGIN OF SAYAW SA BANGKO
Everything has its history and Sayaw sa Bangko has its own. Sayaw sa Bangko history can be trace all the way back from the place where it became, Pangasinan. It is believed that Sayaw sa Bangko dance existed even before the Spanish came to the Philippines. It means that the dance is purely made by the Filipinos’ ancestors.
SAYAW SA BANGKO DANCE STEPS
Jovita Sison is the one who researched about the Sayaw sa Bangko dance, she gathered information about the Sayaw sa Bangko history and Sayaw sa Bangko Steps.
The Sayaw sa Bangko is composed of male dancers and female dancers. There is one girl and one boy dancing at the top of a Bangko or narrow bench. They are the one who will execute the Sayaw sa Bangko steps. The male dancer’s costume is a camisa chino with handkerchief tied around his neck and a rolled up trousers while for female dancer, her costume is Patadyong and both dancers are barefoot during the dance. Sayaw sa Bangko steps includes dancers changing places while dancing and managing not to fall from the Bangko.
WHY DO PEOPLE LOVE SAYAW SA BANGKO
Sayaw sa Bangko is an exciting Filipino folk dance because while the dancers are managing to balance themselves on the Bangko they still have to manage to execute the Sayaw sa Bangko steps. It is like the Tinikling dance and Pandanggo sa Ilaw, the thrill of dance is what makes them loved by the audience.