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Maglalatik Dance started in Biñan, Laguna. It is a mocked dance of the war between the Christians and The Muslims over the latik.
The first two parts of Maglalatik are the Palipasan and the Baligtaran. It shows the encounter of the two groups while the last two parts are the Paseo and the Sayaw Escaramusa; it shows the reconciliation of the two fighting groups. The Muslims won over the Christians according to the story.
The Maglalatik Dance is a four part Dance that is composed of male dancers dress in trousers and has half empty coconut attached on their chests, backs and hips. They have two half empty coconut shells in their hands and they touch each coconut shell on their body to create sounds. The male dancers who represent the Muslims wear red trousers while the male dancers who represent the Christians wear blue trousers.
MAGLALATIK DANCE IN THE MODERN WORLD
Today Maglalatik dance is presented in some programs commemorating nationalism. In Biñan, Laguna, in honor of San Isidro Labrador, Maglalatik dance is being danced in every town´s fiesta.
In the school, Maglalatik Dance is being taught to the students on their Physical Education classes. It helps to improve students flexibility and their awareness to the Philippine Folk dances.
Welcome to this activity created by Team Leader Mr. Juan Guadalupe Vaca Pérez from Coapa Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.