“Belly dancing” or “belly dancing” is an ethnic dance originating from the Philippines where the people wear belly hats and large belly suits to perform for their people. In this dance, the belly dance partner’s hands are often covered by the large bodied person who acts as their “belly dancer”. The partner on the hips can be anything as long as it is large and fat and does not move. In some parts of the world it is called “kababating”. In the Philippines, there are three different types of the belly dancing dancing style.
1. Belly dancing is an ancient dancing style that has been performed throughout the history of Filipino culture for hundreds of years.
2. Belly dancing is a modern style known for its novelty and popularity to the modern audience .
3. Belly dancing in the Philippines is an interdisciplinary dance that is very colorful with many styles .
Belly dancing in the Philippines:
* Belly dancing has been a tradition in southern Filipino dance since the earliest days. From the earliest days to the present, belly dancing has been the signature style of the young.
* Body weight manipulation and dance.
* The basic dance style is from early Philippine and Indonesian history.
* The contemporary belly dance style is more popular during the summer and autumn.
* The contemporary belly dance style used to be more popular.
* The body movements are still alive in contemporary belly dancers.
There are a lot of belly dance companies in the Philippines with different dances, styles, forms and people.
* In the Philippines, belly dancing is a combination of traditional Filipino culture and modern hip hop dance.
* In the Philippines, belly dancing is an interdisciplinary dance that is made up of people of all ethnic groups.
* All body weight manipulation is included in the repertoire of belly dancing.
* The contemporary Filipino belly dance style was popular in the early days through the 1970’s.
* The contemporary belly dance has been popular and revived in recent years that has changed its styles.
* The body movements of modern belly dancing does not mimic traditional Philippine culture but still has a variety that is diverse.
* The contemporary Filipino belly dance style has been popular from early days and still continues as a part of the Philippine dance landscape.
* The current “phat belly dancing” style is also called “kababating” in the Philippines, “katayabating