A Dance for All Seasons: Webinar on Versions of the Sinug Dance
The Sinulog is one of the most popular dances and festivals in the country, but beyond the lively drumbeats and colorful costumes, the annual celebration highlights a well-preserved dance with deep roots to local history, culture and tradition.
On August 27, 3 p.m. Gabii sa Kabilin will hold a webinar entitled “A Dance for All Seasons: The Sinug and its Variants” with Cebuano dance researcher Prof. Ceasar F. Nimor.
The webinar will focus on the origin, influences, and traditions of the three versions of Sinug: Votive, Combat and Contemporary. It will also cover ritual dances that may be related to the Sinug, musical accompaniments of the dance, and the beginnings of the Sinulog Festival. Video demonstrations will be included to support the lecture.
Ceasar F. Nimor is a retired assistant professor of the University of Cebu and a general member of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts National Committee on Cultural Education (NCCA-NCCED).
He has over 18 years of experience as a professional choreographer and 10 years of experience as an artistic director for musical productions. He co-authored Physical Education II Beginner’s Dance Book and Sayaw Sugbo Volume 1. He is also a recipient of the Gawad Sayaw Diamante 2019 from the Philippine Folk Dance Society.
Initiated in 2007 by RAFI, Gabii sa Kabilin aims to help preserve local culture and heritage by encouraging Cebuanos to visit museums. It launched its online activities last year at the onset of the pandemic to help make Cebuano culture and heritage more accessible to the public.
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