While waiting for my chow at the Metromall Alabang food court I was entertained by at least a few classical Filipino dances by teenagers representing the cultural dance group of Muntinlupa. The dance troupe was composed of young people passionate about Filipino dances. I love listening to that old rondalla music.Admittedly, I am not a admirer of dances, old and new, though I was forced to dance tinikling and pandango sa ilao in elementary (which traumatized me in ways that bother me to this day!) I never grew up liking it. But now that I’ve grown up a bit, I’m starting to appreciate it a little more (I’m referring to old Filipino dances of course), though I’m still not going to put on my dancing shoes anytime soon, at least I now can see how it can connect us to our past. Filipino dance’s vital role in linking our generation to our old culture could not be denied – it remains as one of the most identifiable forms of Filipino art and society.
Señor Gómez would be animated to have you in his Flamenco classes with Kenneth, Hermie, and Jessie, LOL!!!