ARTAJO, ZEAL CONBRIO A. DVM-2 MARCH 11, 2013 PhyEd 14 MW 10:00-11:00 MS. LOWELAJANE B. LACERNA
REACTION PAPER ON ‘’Mugna sa MAPEH’’
Asia is indeed a haven of diverse art and culture. Asia’s vibrant explosion of dance and art was depicted last February 7, 2013 with the program entitled ‘’Mugna sa MAPEH’’ as a part of IHK’s 11th year anniversary. The sequence of the show revealing one of Southeast Asia’s most famous dances from early times up to its modern genres was performed by MAPEH major students along with the faculty and staff of IHK. The performance was greatly appreciated by the audience as it shows what Asian nations have got when it comes to culture and art. The presentation delves more about the dance cultures of different Southeast Asian nations namely from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, India and Thailand. The dance presentation did not only exemplified the varied genres of dance from our neighboring Asian nations because it also gave a glimpse of what their culture is through their dance from their respected country of origin. The wardrobe was also incredible as it naturally blends with the dance presentation. One of the characters that was been adored by the audience was the man who impersonated a western wanderer carrying a sword wearing a ship captain’s hat, the western impersonator resembled like much of that a European journeyer during the 1600’s when the search for the pearl of the orient seas was still on its prime. The said western man performed with vigor and with a twist of humor as he go along from island to island just for his quest to find the so called pearl of the orient seas. From the kimono ladies of Japan, itik-itik dancers from the Philippines to the Muslim dancers of India and there’s so much more to mention. The spectacle showed that every Asian nation has its own unique thriving culture and practice. Asia’s culture diversity made the world recognize it as the cradle of all...
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