Traditional Dance of the Philippines
1973, a group of young, newly arrived Filipino immigrants
met and soon began to socialize with Filipinos living
in Toronto. From this small social club came the desire
to form a dance group, showcase the cultures and traditions
of the Filipinos. In 1974, the Province of Ontario issued
a letter Patent incorporating Folklorico Filipino (Canada)
members of the company were either former dancers, professional
entertainers or artists. In retrospect, the merging
of the different creative backgrounds of each individual
made Folklorico unique and diverse. The group that had
taken form was innovative, experimenting and presenting
Philippine culture in a nontraditional style. Drama
was also incorporated into the different folk dances.
Original music scores resulted from mixing traditional
sounds with new arrangements.
innovative style of Folklorico Filipino, modernizing
the folk dances of the Philippine cultures, has made
them distinct and recognized Worldwide.
over 34 years, Folklorico has delighted their audience
with enjoyable and exciting programs, all can be thrilled