Decade of Aspiring to Inspire
Scottish Rite Masonic Center | 2850 19th Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94132
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Come and explore our decade of dance. We have grown from years of immersion trips; in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and the Sulu Archipelago. We have progressed in advocacy and produced a variety of pieces. A majority of our work has been produced, auditioned, and premiered at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, at our biennial home shows and presented at various international festivals. All of our work has been made possible with the guidance and partnerships of culture bearers in the U.S. and the Philippines. See the culmination of our 10 years with new pieces presented at Padayon on October 6th, 2018
There are about 12 to 15 million indigenous people (IP) who inhabit the Philippines, which is approximately 15 to 20 percent of the country’s total population. These IPs belong to about 110 ethnic communities and speak around 170 languages, majority of them (about 60 percent) live in Mindanao, about 33 percent dwell in Luzon, and the remaining (6%) are in Visayas region. Source - National Commission for Culture and the Arts
Thankful and proud of our Parangal members for bridging the IP communities overseas and the Philippine dance communities around the world who keep Philippine culture alive and bringing home much closer
Since Parangal's inception we have learned and continue to partner with 16 Indigenous Peoples and in their words in extending to help "we want them to know we're still here."
Photo by: This is it Photography | Design by Joseph Racca