25 July, 2010

M1332: Festival in Maguindanao

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard show a festival in Maguindanao, probably a Muslim royal wedding, interpreted by the Filipinescas Dance Troupe, a 38-man dance group that toured Europe during the 1960s. The tour is entitled Filipinescas: Philippine Life, Legend, and
Lore in Dance, a stage presentation depicting Philippine life and its rich cultural traditions. The tour was the creation of pioneer director-choreographer, Leonor Orosa-Goquinco.

The postcard shows the ladies wearing, I think,colorful malongs and holding fans, with the men wearing colorful dresses as well (which I do not know what they are called).

The back of the postcard reads:
Festival in Maguindanao with oriental pomp and pageantry as interpreted by
FILIPINESCAS: Philippine Life, Legend and Lore in Dance.

M1332: Festival in Maguindanao

Rebirth of a national treasure

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