Friday, March 06, 2009

Panagbenga 2009 : Street Dancing

Every festival is not complete without Street Dancing. In fact, it has become a festival essential and highlights every event from the Sinulog of Cebu and the Ati-atihan of Aklan in the Visayas to the Kadayawan of Davao and Kasadya of Iligan in Mindanao.


In Luzon, almost every province have their own festival which feature street dancing but undoubtedly, one of the best street dancing happens in Panagbenga or Flower Festival of Baguio City. Street dancing is not all about revelry and merry-making but a tribute and thanks-giving to God and His Saints for several reasons such as a bounty harvest, a good weather or a healthy life.

This year, I was fortunate to witness the Street Dancing Parade of the Panagbenga Festival and let me share to you, thru this post, the Group which received the most applause from the crowd because of their impressive presentation. They have elaborate costumes and amazing choreography and if I am not mistaken, they have easily won the street dancing competition this year. Here are the pics:

Colorful Costumes


Amazing Choreography


Group of People Dancing in Unison


A Real Crowd Drawer


Elaborate Details to Please The Audience


Still Smiling Amidst the Heavy Attires and Stuff


Very Well Done


More Street Dancing on the Panagbenga Festival on my next posts.

24 comments:

  1. Colourful and the event look interesting and fun.Thanks for sharing & have wonderful weekend.

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  2. Wow very interesting festival. Love their colourful costume. I would like to watch such beautiful festive parades.

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  3. Beautiful parade. Very Colorful.

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  4. I had fun watching them in photos. I am sure it is a lot better seeing them live. Hope to go there next year to finally watch it.

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  5. love the earthy tones of their costume.

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  6. galing talaga ng ibat' ibang festivals sa Pilipinas. Magarbo sa props. makasilip nga ng guwapo't maganda dito. hehehe

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  7. Hi thanks for the comment. But I think you've got blogs mistaken hehehe.

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  8. I like the first photo; it's beautiful.

    :D

    By the way, you got my blog mixed up w/my friend's. I'm a regular blogger on her site too ... Hehe.

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  9. wow mga banga :-)

    at talagang naka-project sila kahit mukang heavy, no wonder nanalo sila sa category!

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  10. ang gaganda ng mga costumes! kinda refreshing to see greens among the usual brighter colors :)

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  11. ang galing ng set na to. akala ko sa sinulog. para kasing lumad basakanon yung costumes. more more more!

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  12. sana maging kasing nice din ng kulay ng mga damit nila ang Baguio when it comes to people and discipline, para lalo pang ma preserve ang kagandahang natitira.

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  13. Great costumes — very creative! :-)

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  14. wow! ganda ng pics. di ko pa naexperiece ang panagbenga. sana next year mapanood ko na. looking forward to reading more of your panagbenga posts.

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  15. Great pictures Atty. Oman... Will add you to my blogroll...

    Will visit here often too...

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  16. Nice festival ang ganda ng mga shots mo. Sana ang Panagbenga ay hindi katulad ng ibang Fiesta celebrations na ina-attribute sa mga Saints. naiinis ako kapag ginagawa ito ng mga Pinoy dahil wala naman talagang kinalaman ang santong ito sa mga blessing na natatanggap nila at ang mga ito ay hindi nga nakaapak sa Pilipinas.
    But Good day to you!

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  17. Beautiful girls too... ;-)
    You captured it very well which must have been quite a challenge with all the people and the harsh sun.
    Wonderful !

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  18. Great festival. Would love to witness it for myself.

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  19. wow... very nice pics.. colors definitely harmonizing with the earth :)

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  20. the hue suddenly turned brown---love it.

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  21. LS: What fun outfits for the parade.

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  22. Beautiful shots. I love their costumes/attire/outfits... not sure what to call them. The colors are great.

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  23. Wow!Mapandanians are always the best!
    Ang ganda ng costume!
    CONGRATULATIONS!

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