Itik-itik – According to history of this dance, a young woman named Kanang (short for Cayetana) happened to be the best performer in the province of Surigao del Norte. At one baptismal reception, she was asked to dance the Sibay, and began improvising her steps in the middle of her performance imitating the movements of an “itik”, a duck, as it walks with choppy steps and splashes water on its back while attracting its mate. Because of its unusual steps and fascinating interpretation, the audience began imitating her (Source).
Thea danced again, this time its a famous Philippine folk dance called Itik-Itik. We had a program last Sunday in celebration of our locale’s 31st Anniversary.