MARIA CLARA


The Western European ways of life spread throughout the islands of the Philippines, where Spain had much contact. This suite showcases the Spanish influence in music, dance, dress, and societal customs introduced by the Spaniards. These dances are named in honor of the legendary Maria Clara, the main female character of Jose Rizal’s book, Noli Me Tangere. Maria Clara symbolizes the grace and beauty of the Filipina woman.

Paragua
Abaruray

Photos:

 Photo: Tak3n Photograpy | This is it Photograpy

Resource: Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group