Sunday, August 24, 2008
THE "TADDOK" - A KALINGA DANCE
The "taddok" is the native dance of Kalinga.
The men beat gongs as they skip their feet with the tempo and dance around.
The women dance the "tanggi"; hands wide open and at shoulder level while they skip too to the tempo of the gongs.
They dance round the plaza and may perform certain dance formations to add variety to the otherwise monotonous steps.
The taddok is usually performed during festivities and fiestas.
They also conduct taddok contests to make the festivity livelier and well participated in.
The native folks wear their best costumes and create different variations of the steps to win.
The picture above is of young men having fun with their "costumed" peers.
The young women in a pose, before the taddok.