Parangal Dance to perform at Latium World Folk Festival in Italy

Parangal Dance to perform at Latium World Folk Festival in Italy

/ 01:01 AM July 25, 2017

CORI, Italy — Representing the three main islands of the Philippines, Parangal Dance Company will perform at the Latium World Folk Festival in Cori, Italy July 26-Aug. 7.

Inspired by Philippine indigenous groups, Parangal produces work from its latest cultural immersions, partly funded by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts.


This year’s Lakbay Sayaw presentation includes Kalinga dances from Northern Philippines; Panay Bukidnon from the Visayas region; and Blaan, M’ranaw, Maguindanao, Subanen, Ta’u Sug and Yakan from Mindanao– drawing inspiration from the recent lumad issues and the disturbances in the Moro region.

The Latium World Folkloric Festival has been around for over 40 years, promoting folk culture and traditions around the world. The festival supports and develops projects through cultural exchange and dialogue between various country representatives in support of the CIOFF worldwide.


Colorful dresses, smiling faces, hectic and engaging rhythms, spectacular choreographies that run between group dances and real solo stunts.

The festival consists of 14 days of traditional music and dance (Latium World Folkloric Festival), folk and ethnic music (Latium Folk & Ethnic Music Fest – Melodies and popular rhythms of the world), multiethnic festivals, (“INTERCULTURA IN FESTA”) ethnic food tastings, exhibition and sale of typical local and international handicrafts. Evening festivities feature the participation of many young people from all over the world.
This year’s edition will host artistic groups from: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Philippines/USA, India, Martinique, Russia, Kenya and Italy.

Latium Festival is hosted by Latium cities, from Rome to Cori, from the Colosseum to the Temple of Ercole, through the enchanting medieval gardens of Ninfa, between the Roman hills and the Lepini rich in traditions and arts.

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TAGS: Blaan, Filipino folk dances, Filipino indigenous dances, folk dance, Lakbay Sayaw Kalinga dances, Latium World Folk Festival, lumad issues, M’ranaw, Maguindanao, Panay Bukidnon, Parangal Dance Company, Subanen, Ta’u Sug, Yakan
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