Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tnalak Festival 2013 Street Dance Competition


The Tnalak Festival is a annual festival held in the province of South Cotabato which showcases the T'nalak, the traditional cloth handwoven by the T'boli women of Lake Sebu. The festival also coincides with the foundation anniversary of the province. The festival is also a celebration of the tri-people of South Cotabato: the T'bolis, the Christians, and the Muslims.

Highlight of this year's festivities was the Tnalak Festival Street Dance Competition which happened last July 18, 2013. The competition is divided into three categories: Madal Be' Lan features the T'boli culture through the artistic interpretation of their folk tales through dance, Kadsagayan a Lalan showcases the colorful Muslim dances of the Maguindanaoan tribe, and Kasadyahan sa Kapatagan celebrates the bountiful harvest of the province's Christian farmers. Here are some photos we took during the streetdance competition:

Madal Be' Lan

Tupi National High School, Municipality of Tupi
Tupi National High School, Municipality of Tupi



Lemsnolon Elementary School, Municipality of T'boli
Lemsnolon Elementary School, Municipality of T'boli



Santa Cruz Mission School, Municipality of Lake Sebu
Santa Cruz Mission School, Municipality of Lake Sebu



Kadsagayan a Lalan

Municipality of Tantangan
Municipality of Tantangan




San Vicente Elementary School, Municipality of Banga
San Vicente Elementary School, Municipality of Banga



Panay National High School, Municipality of Santo Niño
Panay National High School, Municipality of Santo Niño



Edwards National High School, Municipality of Tboli
Edwards National High School, Municipality of Tboli



Christian School of Polomolok, Municipality of Polomolok
Christian School of Polomolok, Municipality of Polomolok



Purok Sison Elementary School, Municipality of Surallah
Purok Sison Elementary School, Municipality of Surallah



Kasadyahan sa Kapatagan

Tboli National High School, Municipality of Tboli
Tboli National High School, Municipality of Tboli



Tupi National High School, Municipality of Tupi
Tupi National High School, Municipality of Tupi



San Vicente National High School, Municipality of Banga
San Vicente National High School, Municipality of Banga



Tampakan National High School, Municipality of Tampakan
Tampakan National High School, Municipality of Tampakan

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