KADAYAWAN’S INDAK INDAK SA KADALANAN 2017: Video Blog

The Travel Teller’s coverage of Kadayawan Festival’s Indak-Indak Sa Kadalanan

This street dancing event is one of the highlight of the weeklong festival and is absolutely a must-see. The major thoroughfares of Davao City are closed off to traffic for the entire event. This colorful parade features graceful dancers decked in splendid, colorful costumes and dancing to the beat of ethnic-inspired music. The streets come alive with millions of stunning colors from the dancers and their glorious costumes and props. The competition showcases local talents whose dancing prowess can make you dance to the beat of their music. It is a day of cheers and smiles – prepare to be amazed.

I’m proud of my roots. I’m proud of my culture. I’m a proud Dabawenyo. I AM A PROUD MINDANAOAN. …we are proud MINDAONE!!!

DORONGAN FESTIVAL OF BANSALAN, DAVAO DEL SUR

Every Januray, the peace loving Municipality of Bansalan celebrates DORONGAN FESTIVAL. This festival is a thanksgiving celebration honoring the child Jesus known to the FIlipinos as Santo Niño. A Sinulog-based celebration, Dorongan Festival is Bansalan’s way of reliving the tradition and culture of the Visayans whose devotion to the miraculous Santo Niño is widespread. The population of Bansalan is said to have roots in Cebu and other towns in the Visayas.

Since Bansalan is also home to the indigenous group called Bagobo, the festival is also adopted to symbolize Bagobo’s acceptance of Christianity when Catholicism was brought to Mindanao. The festival is also a celebration of unity and oneness despite diversity of culture and belief. Dorongan is a Bagobo term which literary means THANKSGIVING.

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KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2016: The Sights and Sounds of Indak-Indak Sa Kadalanan 2016

The sun was up hiding from the cirrus clouds that day. The weather wasn’t that scorching but it was warm enough make the celebration more vibrant and lively. At seven o’clock, thrilled people not only from Davao but from other parts of the country and even foreigners started occupying the sidewalk of the city’s main thoroughfare where performers of the Street Dancing Competition will pass by. Colorful buntings were all over giving more colors to the major streets. The mood was extra cheerful. Like the previous years, everyone was tremendously excited to witness and be awed again by the sights and sounds of the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan, the most watched event of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw.

Kadayawan Festival - 2016Like those who vowed to never miss Kadayawan Festival every year, the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan has always been my personal favorite. I considered this event as a Mardi Gras of Indigenous Music and Dances featuring different cultures of Mindanao. In fact, it is the only event among other festivities that gathers different festival winners from different towns and provinces in Mindanao to compete and be hailed the grand champion among other festival winners. This is also the reason why Davao City’s Kadayawan Fest is tagged as the Mother of Festivals in Mindanao.

Kadayawan Festival 2016 11Being the city’s grandest and biggest festival celebrating all that is good in the city, the Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebrates the city’s bountiful harvest and continues to honor the rich, diverse, artistic, cultural and historical heritage of the land. Indak-indak sa Kadalanan depicts the core of this celebration – the bountiful harvest as well as the wealth of the city’s culture.

Kadayawan Festival 2016 14In this year’s street dancing mardi gras, 13 contingents from various parts of Davao and SoCCSKSarGen Region came not only to compete but also to showcase the culture of their region. Performances of each contingent feature a story line in a well-rehearsed choreography of dances, songs and other theatrical acts accompanied by the rhythm of their music and sound while dressed in colorful costumes and flanked by multihued props.

Kadayawan Festival 2016 16While tribal chanting gave goosebumps to the spectators, the deafening sounds of the smashing drums ecstatically set the whole street in a jovial mood. Despite the intense heat, people didn’t leave their place for 4 hours to patiently wait for every other contingent to perform. In the end, all the participating groups did not fail to mesmerize the spectator with their spectacular performances.

ONE HUNDRED PHOTOS | ONE KADAYAWAN VIBE

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The overall winning performance of James L. Chiongbian National Trade School from Kling, Kiamba, Sarangani Province bested 11 other contingents bringing home Php 500,000.00 cash prize. The entry from Kapatagan National High School of Laak, Compostela Valley was adjudged second place with Php 400,000.00 cash prize while Purok Sison Elementary School of Surallah, South Cotabato placed third and brought home Php 300,000.00 cash prize. This year’s Champion will also represent the city in the annual Aliwan Festival in Manila.

Kadayawan 2016Kadayawan’s Indak-Indak Sa Kadalanan is truly an amazing cultural event that honors the rich heritage and cultural diversity of Mindanao. And just like these multicultural differences showcased during this remarkable street dancing festivity, truly, there is unity in diversity.

Indak Indak 2016 Winners

INDAK INDAK SA KADALANAN 2015 | The Colors, Sounds and Vibe of Kadayawan Festival

This year’s Indak-indak Sa Kadalanan of the 30th Kadayawan sa Dabaw paid tribute to the wealth and diversity of culture, abundance harvest, protection of the environment, and peaceful and harmonious coexistence between the indigenous and migrant people of Davao.

Kadayawan Festivak Indak-Indak Sa Kadalanan 2015 5“Kadayawan sa Dabaw”, being the city’s grandest and biggest festival celebrating all that is good in the city continues to honor the rich, diverse, artistic, cultural and historical heritage in a grand celebration of thanksgiving for all of Davao City’s blessings. Indak-indak sa Kadalanan depicts the core of this celebration – the bountiful harvest as well as the wealth of the city’s cultures.

Kadayawan Festivak Indak-Indak Sa Kadalanan 2015 3815 contingents from all over Mindanao competed in this year’s street dancing mardi gras. Performances of these contingents features group choreography that centered on this theme embraced by the festival.

Kadayawan Festivak Indak-Indak Sa Kadalanan 2015 20The overall winning performance of the Cabantian National High School from Davao City bested 14 other contingents bringing home Php 500,000.00 cash prize. The winning performance depicted the story of the B’laan’s ritual called Agungan as a peace offering to spirits of a giant tree the tribe has offended.

Kadayawan Festivak Indak-Indak Sa Kadalanan 2015 124The entry from South Cotabato, the Sto. Niño National High School Kalingawan Dance Troupe was adjudged first runner up with Php 400,000.00 cash prize. The Dawan National High School from Mati City, Davao Oriental ended up as second runner-up with Php 300,000.00 cash prize. The third runner up  was Polomolok Performing Arts Guild rom Polomolok, South Cotabato winning Php 100,000.00 cash prize and Municipality of Baganga, Davao Oriental as fourth runner up with Php 50,000.00 cash prize.

Kadayawan Festivak Indak-Indak Sa Kadalanan 2015 131The Dawan National High School of Mati City, Davao Oriental will represent the city in the annual Aliwan Festival in Manila.

ONE HUNDED PHOTOS | ONE KADAYAWAN VIBE

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SAYAW MINDANAW 2015: Mindanao’s Colorful Indigenous Dance Festival

An exceptional convergence of vibrant colors accompanied by rhythmic beats and graceful movements of different tribes of Mindanao were showcased in the recently concluded 30th Kadayawan sa Dabaw through the staging of Sayaw Mindanaw, an annual indigenous-based dance competition held in Davao City as part of the weeklong Kadayawan Festival celebration. For another year, I am so grateful to have witnessed such spectacular revelry.

DSC_0051Ten dance and theatre ensembles coming from different cities and towns in Mindanao converged at Davao City Recreation Center as finalists for the annual competition. Sayaw Mindanaw is regarded as one of the key events of the festival as it depicts the rich and vibrant culture and tradition of Mindanao portrayed though live indigenous music and theatrical dance narratives.

Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (3) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (4) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (5) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (8)Sayaw Mindanaw is open to all dance groups of students, out of school youth and community based performers though out Mindanao. Entries should be of theatrical dance narratives narrating Mindanao Indigenous Peoples’ epics, folklores and traditions.

Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (9) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (15) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (17) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (19) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (23) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (26) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (32)Butuan City’s Kadanao Dance Theater Collective was adjudged as this year’s Sayaw Mindanao Grand Champion. Second place went to Madayaw Cultural Ensemble from Davao City and Kathara Dance Theater Collective also from Davao City bagged the third prize.

Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (37) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (43) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (56) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (58) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (60) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (66) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (74) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (79) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (84)For the second year in a row, the Pantuyan National High School Dance Troupe of Caraga Davao Oriental bagged the special citation as Best in Research Material. This group represented the Mandaya Culture of Province of Davao Oriental.

Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (88) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (90) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (91) Sayaw Mindanaw 2015 (96) The staging of Sayaw Mindanaw every year as part of the Kadayawan Festival celebration is one great opportunity to better understand and appreciate Mindanao’s indigenous culture and traditions. Our diversity and multi-ethnicity make this island the most interesting cultural destination in the country.

GRAND WINNER – KADANAO DANCE THEATER COLLECTIVE

SAYAW MINDANAW 2015 WINNING PERFORMANCE KADANAO DANCE THEATER COLLECTIVE from BUTUAN CITY is Sayaw Mindanaw 2015’s Grand Winner. Sayaw Mindanaw is one of the highlights of Kadayawan Sa Dabaw Festival.#KadayawanFestival2015#ByahengMindanaw#SayawMindanaw2015

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SECOND PLACE – MADAYAW CULTURAL ENSEMBLE

SAYAW MINDANAW 2015 – MADAYAW CULTURAL ENSEMBLE (1ST RUNNER UP)SAYAW MINDANAW 2015 – FIRST RUNNER UP MADAYAW CULTURAL ENSEMBLE – DAVAO CITYSayaw Mindanaw is one of the highlights of Kadayawan Sa Dabaw Festival.#K2015 #Kadayawan2015 #KadayawanSaDabaw2015 #KadayawanFestival2015 #SayawMindanaw2015

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THIRD PLACE – KADANAO DANCE THEATER COLLECTIVE

SAYAW MINDANAW 2015 – KATHARA DANCE THEATER COLLECTIVE (2ND)SAYAW MINDANAW 2015 – SECOND RUNNER UPKATHARA DANCE THEATER COLLECTIVE – DAVAO CITYSayaw Mindanaw is one of the highlights of Kadayawan Sa Dabaw Festival.#K2015 #Kadayawan2015 #KadayawanSaDabaw2015 #KadayawanFestival2015 #SayawMindanaw2015

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BEST IN RESEARCH MATERIAL – PANTUYAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

TRIBUNG MANDAYA | SAYAW MINDANAW 2015SAYAW MINDANAW 2015 – PANTUYAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL | TRIBUNG MANDAYAPantuyan National High School Dance Troupe of CARAGA, DAVAO ORIENTAL joined AGAIN this year’s SAYAW MINDANAW in celebration of Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2015 representing the MANDAYA Indigenous People of our beloved Province of Davao Orientall. The group ended with special citation as BEST IN RESEARCH MATERIAL.Congratulations guys and thank si much for bringing PRIDE and HONOR to our PROVINCE!!! Watch it on HD please!#K2015 #Kadayawan2015 #KadayawanSaDabaw2015 #KadayawanFestival2015 #SayawMindanaw2015

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