H Wayne Mendoza: Dances of the Philippines
"Filipino Dances" presents the history and evolution of folk dances in the Philippines through a lecture and performance. Featured are four cultural societies: the common tribal dance form of the inhabitants living in the high mountain provinces of Luzon; the traditional Indo-Malayan style of dance from the southern islands; the formal dances with their European flair; and the indigenous dances from the lowland areas.
H. Wayne Mendoza has choreographed for Filipino dance groups throughout the State of Hawaii. In 1979, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts recognized him as a dance master in Filipino folk dance. In 1992 the East-West Center and University of Hawaii featured him in the “Masters of Asian Dance” program held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Kennedy Theatre and in 1997 he became a Merit Award recipient for Cultural Preservation at the Hawaii State Dance Council’s 20th Choreographic Awards presentation and 1st annual DanceQuake Festival held on Maui. He currently teaches the Philippine dance class for the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Theatre and Dance Department. He is also a participating Master in the Master Artist/Apprentice program sponsored by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Technical: Pin up board or metal board to hang up posters, dressing room, outlet near stage; microphone for audience of 25 or more, cassette tape player, minimum 10’ x 10’ space, 1 small table, drinking water
Age Level Appropriateness: Preschool - senior citizens
Type of Program: Lecture/Demonstration, short- and long-term residency
Pin up board or metal board to hang up posters
Outlet near stage
Microphone for audience of 25 or more, cassette tape player
Minimum 10' x 10' space
1 small table
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