TIKLOS : Philippine Folk Dance

Tiklos (also called "pintakasi") is the Waray equivalent to the "bayanihan". Groups of people work for somebody without hoping for anything in return. They work odd jobs like clearing forests, digging the earth for wells, moving a nipa hut to a new location or even building a house! In all these for free. Of course grateful benefactors would offer drinks and food; but it is not always expected. The peasants cooperate for the social and economic progress of their community.

The Tiklos is a native peasant dance of Leyte. Very early in the morning, the leader of the tiklos beats the tambora, a kind of drum made from a hollow trunk of a tree with a carabao hide head. Next comes sounds of the subing (bamboo flutes) and the guimbal-a small snare drum with a head of a parchment made from the skin of a wildcat.

The peasants come out with grass hooks, bols and other garden tools and farm implements. Led by the band, they march together to work in the fields. During breaks the peasants enjoy themselves with tuba (a native wine) and the rest dance the tiklos accompanied by the subing (plawta), guimbal and tambora drums or when available, the "sista" played by the band. The Tiklos music is also played to call them back to work.

Philippine Folk Dances V4, by FR Aquino
DAGAW: Eastern Visayan Culture, by Saiaopinoi
Programs of Philippine Folksong and Dances
Manila, 1937, page 1

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Author Archie Dema-ala ( ago)
Nxt dance lesson.

Author jaipurthepinkcity ( ago)
Good Dance. Thanks for post it on YouTube.

Author cambridge ( ago)

Author giangwapokuno ( ago)
we placed 2nd place during our buwan ng wika culmination... Thanks for this
dance..!! hehehehe

Author 悅穎 ( ago)

Author Coda ( ago)
o.o i danced this in elementary school XD

Author Reuben James Sapuay ( ago)
Philippine culture could be different in Asia. Mix culture yata.

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
I think ,you need to something more than "wide-eyed-wonderer",do something
about the thing you really love. In this case,folk dancing.

Author Malachy Yisrael ( ago)
that was beautiful perform and fun to watch, folk dancing is a true art.

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
Salamat. As Waray people would say: Damo nga salamat, han ak nahitambulig
ha im'.

Author stralbem ( ago)
I just love Philippine Culture! Matagal ko na talagang pinapangarap na
magsuot ng baro't saya at magsayaw sa harap ng maraming tao... Kaya lang
hindi pa natutupad eh... T_T pero, eto practicval test namin! Salamat
talaga sa pag-uupload! ^_^

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
Divisiveness is an old issue. Could it be because we were then torn with
loyalties? Nevertheless, we should FOCUS on the GOOD and the BEAUTIFUL
sides of our Filipinoness. Lahat ng lahi may kapintasan. "All forms of
cultures have shortcomings". None is exempted. PROUD PINOY AKO.

Author alexis r ( ago)
cno merong copy ng step nito kailangan lng plss. ty!!!!

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
No idea. Probably, Pinoys nowadays have been bias against folk culture.
BUT... believe many are not ...JUST LIKE ME.

Author badturns ( ago)
5 stars

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
The girl is wearing a "kamisa gapas", a maskota skirt (the one wit a
moderate tail) and a tapis. The boy wears a camisa de chino and black

Author Kyle C ( ago)
you need a real player to download a video from youtube.

Author Regine Escala ( ago)
..snayaw nmin 2 nung grade 5 kmi..^^ isa 2 s mga favorite qng syawin..^^

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
Gusto ko yong "scissor kick" na part from 00:23 to 00:39 parang
napaka-aerobic na movement, tanggal fats nyan ☺

Author Paul Elle Covers ( ago)
ah aha aha

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
OO nga parang "fatigue" dance nga ang tiklos sa kakatalon.

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
"Tiklos" din.

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
Binadyong 'kamo 'yong sayaw ng mga "lasing"? Wala akong video 'non. Sowee.

Author Tisok HCR ( ago)
thank's sa video mo malaki tulong sa akin, sana binadjong naman madali rin
yun pagaralane

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
Tiklos din po ang title ng music na yan.

Author Ryan James Fajardo ( ago)
kua ano po ung music na ginamit sa sayaw po plss help po

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
Whooaaa That's very CUTE. I'll wait if you could post a video of their
performance. The Tiklos is a dance suitable for children just like the
Itik-itik, Inalimango and Rabong. The choice of tiklos is hmmm really cute.

Author chapstickeaterrr ( ago)
buti nalang may naglagay neto dito... nakatulong to sa ptacticum namen!!!

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
Bili ka na lang ng CD. Maganda arrangements ng Maharlika Rondalla under
Aquarius Records.

Author Claudine Malis ( ago)
Ei, pede pa send naman ung music ng tiklos, d ko mahanapan sa limewire, may
performance kasi kami and yan ang sasayawin namin as in na yan talaga,,,
kinopya ba ^_^ Thnx po!!

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
Tiklos din title ng music.

Author Lo "Re" Ta ( ago)
oh...i love this, hope you dont mind if i'll save it in my
favorite...thanks lot. god bless!

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
Salamt naman at nakatulong ang video na ito sa inyo.

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
Pag repititive yong dance steps madalas ipino-focus sa mukha o kaya
kumukuha ng sort of artistic angles. Pero implied na yong movement is same
and continuous. You're a nice critic :)

Author Nathan Rence Ebikawa ( ago)
pinanuod ko ung kuratsa, konan, tiklos, alcamfor, lulay.... parang may
kulang ung alcamfor at lulay... no energy.. tapoz parang kulang sa bali at
expression (makasayaw lang)... kung baga sa reading report, makikita mo ang
rush work... sa tiklos, nakita ko ung enjoyment pero parang
nagaalinlangan... sa kuratsa, maganda... ung konan, sana madalas ung whole
body kesa sa mukha... dance video eh.. overall, dapat ayusin ang FRAMING...
hehehe... walang magawa eh..

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
Mabuhay ka din! Sana i post mo din video nyo para maraming makakita. :)

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
I have the FR Aquino book with the literature you need. KAso i dont have
the time to type it. Besides its too late that I came across your messsage.
My apologies!

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
It would be better to focus on 2 dancers when watching a dance video.
Someone can easily learn the movements in this case.

Author Saiaopinoi ( ago)
Hi Mr Jun. There a lot of VCD and DVD of Philippine Folk Dances. It is
regretable that alot of the dance steps of these videotaped dances are
either modified or totally different. I suggest that you refer to published
books for your reference. ALot of these books are available online. If you
have seen some "weird" or rare or never before seen folk dances just ask
the PHil Folk Dance Society for the dance notation if they have. PFDS is at
the CCP.

Author junmeskie ( ago)
AWESOME! Are these Folk Dances available in DVD or VCD? I'm forming a Folk
Dance Group here in New York City! Salamat! Jun

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