Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tinikling


The Mandaue Stake held a welcome party for President and Sister Maughan on Friday. The youth of the stake provided most of the entertainment and the following video is just a sample.
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There was a lot of talent on display and they all seemed to really enjoy performing. The highlight, however, was watching Maughans dance - but not just any dance - they were Tinikling!

According to the internet, Tinikling is a traditional Philippine dance which originated during the Spanish colonial era. It involves two people beating, tapping and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and between the poles.

The name "tinikling" is a reference to birds locally known as tikling and the term tinikling means "tikling-like".

The dance originated in Leyte, an island in the Visayas in the central Philippines. It imitates the movement of the birds as they walk between grass stems, run over tree branches or dodge bamboo traps set by rice farmers. Dancers imitate the birds legendary grace and speed by skillfully maneuvering between bamboo poles.
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Substitute "President and Sister Maughan" for "Dancers" in the previous sentence and it pretty much describes what we saw. 

Thought for the week.

"The devil is carrying on his game as far as he can get permission."
David Ian Kendall

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