Last month I performed with some of my Filipino co-workers for Asian Pacific Heritage Month. I still can't believe that I've been with at my current job for five years (longer than college! ;) and this is my third time performing with this group!
With less than two weeks of practice we somehow ended up doing one of the most difficult Filipino folk dances of all--the tinikling. For those of you not familiar with this dance, it involves dancing between fast moving bamboo poles. Definitely not a dance for the faint of heart, or those with weak ankles, LOL.
Anyway, this is a dance that I am somewhat familiar as I did it when I was younger. But even back then it was still hard dance to do!
Below is a video of our performance, sorry it's a little fuzzy but hopefully you can tell which one I am!
Okay. Did you watch it?
Yup. We messed up, but it's okay! :) In case you couldn't tell this is a pretty difficult dance all dictated on rhythm so once you're "off" it's hard to get back "on." I'm still proud of us and happy that we got the opportunity to show our company our culture! I look forward to redemption next year...possibly with a performance of an even harder dance--singkil! Of course we'll have to practice more than two weeks ;)
You can see my group's past performances here and here!