One of the national dances we should be proud of is the CARINOSA. This is a courtship dance known through out the philippines with its flirtatious movements. The word “carinosa” means affectionate, amiable, or lovable. Ther are many versions of this dance, but hide and seek movements using a fan and a handkerchief are the most common.
What are the basic steps of the carinosa? 1. three steps and point time signature: 3 4 count : 1,2,3 to a measure. movement : with the R (L) foot; take three steps sideward right, ct.1 (count 1,2,3) point L (R) foot in fourth position in front (ct.1,2,3) 2. Touch step. Time signature: 3 4 Count : 1,2,3 – 2m. Movement : point R (L) foot in fourth position in front (ct. 1,2,3) 3.Waltz step movement : touch R (L) toes forward (cts. 1,2) close R (L) ct.3 4 .Manipulation of fan.
What is the carinosa? A. background/ context This flirtation dance is known throughout the philippines. Carinosa means affectionate, lovable or amiable. With a fan and a handkerchief, the dancers go through hide and seek movements and other flirting acts expressing tender feeling for one another. There are so many versions of this dance but the hide and seek movements are the most common.
B. Dance properties Costume: Female: Balintawak style costume or patadiong and camisa. Girl has a fan hanging at the right side of waist. Male: barong tagalog, any color of trousers. Boy hasd a handkerchief in his pocket. Music : 3 composed of two parts : A. and B 4 Count : one , two, three to a measure. Formation : partners stand opposite and facing each other about six feet apart. When facing the audience girl is at right side of boy . One or more number of couples may take part in this dance.
C. Movements Introduction Three steps and point Pointing Back to back Hide and seek with fan Kneeling and fanning Hide and seek with handkerchief Flirting with handkerchief Flirting.