05 March, 2009

M27: Itik-itik Postcard

This is a 3D postcard that shows the Philippine dance called "Itik-Itik." The Itik-Itik dance is popular among the Visayan settlers of the province of Surigao del Norte. Its steps are similar to the movements of a duck (itik in Filipino), as it walks with short, choppy steps and splashes water on its back while attracting its mate.

M27: Itik-itik Postcard

The back of the postcard reads:
This dance depicts the movement of the duck as it walks and plays in the water while calling for its mate. it is popular among the settlers of Surigao Province.
(By the FILIPINESCAS: Philippine Life, Legend and Love in Dance.)

I found out that the Filipinescas Dance Troupe is a 38-man dance group that toured Europe during the 1960s. The tour is entitled Filipinescas: Philippine Life, Legend, and Lore in Dance (not Love in Dance as read in the postcard), a stage presentation depicting Philippine life and its rich cultural traditions.

SOURCES:
Itik-Itik WikiPilipinas Entry
Filipinescas

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