SEVEN DANCES OF LIFE

 

DEAN JOSE BUENCONSEJO PRESENTS VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

  • Through the invaluable support of the National Research Council of the Philippines, Dr. Jose Buenconsejo, dean of the UP College of Music, showcased his video documentary Seven Dances of Life at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium of the UP College of Music on June 16, 2017.

     

    Seven Dances of Life emphasizes the salient socio-religious practices of two Sama speaking communities (in Tawi-Tawi and Tabawan Islands in Southern Philippines) through the ethnographic interviews that are insterspersed in the seven Sama Tabawan dances. This documentary is the third volume of Dr. Buenconsejo’s continuing research Resilient Music at the Margins.

     

    Some of the literati who attended the event were Purissima Benitez-Johannot, Armando Malay, Jr., Ed Maranan, Dr. Raul Pertierra, Dr. Rosario Bona de Santos del Rosario, and Ana Fer among others.