Another “in the house” angle of rehearsal moments where the commitment, dedication, and collaborative endeavors of our Troupe members have been captured—-to develop the discipline, style, and demeanor suitable for ALL types of dances in our repertoire!
A while ago, this “in the house” rehearsal took place to “fine-tune” the movement of the Singkil princess and a would-be suitor, performing the intricate movement of the dance which really includes an entourage of performers in a dramatic and spectacular presentation of mesmerizing intrigue! It is from such humble beginnings that riveting outcomes are created!
In this video clip taken on the grounds of the Waimea High School campus, the Bailes de Jose Troupe members are performing a dance entitled “Binasuan” where the ladies and gentlemen compete with one another to balance glasses of wine of their heads and to create tricks and challenges in seeing who can out-do the other!
At the Koloa Plantation Days festivities, the Bailes de Jose Troupe members display their frolicsome dexterity and grace in their presentation of excerpts from the Provincial Suite of dances of the Philippines to denote the rural, country-side dances of the villages of the “pearl of the orient”!
In this scene, the BdJ dancers are gathered on the campus of Kauai Community College, rehearsing for a presentation of the world-famous “Tinikling” dance where the dancers take on the challenge of mastering the accelerated tempos of this exciting presentation of the long-legged Tikling bird hopping through the bamboo poles being fiercely pounded!
This clip features our novice male dancers all of whom recently joined the Bailes de Jose Troupe to become exponents in Filipino Folk Dances! They attend rehearsals faithfully every week, and in this clip, the young men are learning how to harvest the rice from the fields!
Here is a “glimpse” of the members of the Bailes de Jose Philippine Dance Company performing one of their signature ensemble presentations from the Maria Clara Suite of Filipino Folk Dances! The women are garbed in beautifully created Maria Clara ensembles created for each dancer while the men are wearing the traditional barong tagalong shirts. The color scheme is in black and white for dramatic effect!
Here is our dancing video (Youtube.com excerpts) of our Troupe’s performances at various venues! These are representative examples of the discipline, the finery, the dedication, the commitment, and the joys of presenting the cultural diversities of the dances emanating from “the pearl of the orient”, the Philippines!
Jose E. Bulatao, Jr.
P.O. Box 640
Kekahaa, HI 96752-0640