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Sarok sa Prudence Kini!

Sarok sa Prudence Kini!

2nd Placer (Choreography by: Nina Mae Aguhar)

Section prudence got the 2nd place of FESTIVAL DANCES during their culminating program about their Understanding Culture Society and Politics. They did not aim to win, the important thing for them is to show their talents and audience must enjoy watching it. They aim to make people happy. As their choreographer said "No matter what happen you are always winner in my heart". 

They give their best during their presentation and after all the hardships that they encounter they got the second placer.

Congratulations PRUDENCE!

 

Sarok Festival

The Sarok Festival is celebrated on Consolacion's foundation day. Sarok is a hat made of bamboo strips and dried banana leaves. Sarok Festival a mardigras of colors and street dancing along the main road of Consolacion is celebrated every 14 February in commemoration of Consolacion founding anniversary. The main attraction of this festival is the colorful Sarok and its wide uses.

 

History

To protect farmers and the folks from the sun and the rain, the sarok, a conical hat made from bamboo strips and dried banana leaves, becomes the needed fad for the people of Consolacion especially that the town is an agricultural land. The festival was traditionally celebrated every 14 February to coincide with its charter day celebrations but this now celebrated in October. However, the Sarok Festival evolved into a free interpretation dance, with the musical concept inspired from the Miligoy de Cebu, a published Filipino folk dance originating from the same place.

 

Contribution to Cultural Heritage

Consolacion is one of the contributor in Cultural History. It had created a dance called "Miligoy de Cebu". This dance is usually performed by pairs of dancers during social gatherings like baptism, weddings, and special programs in the poblacion. Dancers hold a pair of bamboo castanets in each hand.