Led by Potri Ranka Manis, Founder and Artistic Director of Kinding Sindaw and and tradition bearers from Mindanao: Faisal Monal, Leonorah Dirampaten Grande and Jallaludin Kasnor Ages 4+
Learn and enjoy the Kulintang gong music , Sultanate court dance movements from the epic, legends and myths of the ancestral Philippine Melayu Nusantara heritage. This workshop will transport the participants to experience these epic stories through hand gestures, footwork and colorful scarves and fans together with musical instruments: talking gongs (Gandingan) drum (dabakan) and the mini kulintang called sarunay.
About the Artists
Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage is a non-profit dance theater organization based in NYC, founded in 1992 . Their mission is to assert, reclaim, preserve , and re-create the legends, epics, myths and unwritten history of the Philippines. The dances of Kinding Sindaw originate from the royal court dances of the Maranao Sultanate - a repertory of the sacred, classic, and secular.