Escondido Public Library presents the Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO) Dance Group on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The FACO Dance Group promotes an appreciation and celebration of Filipino culture by performing classic Filipino dances in colorful, traditional costumes.
This event is a highlight of Escondido Public Library’s partnership with KPBS to promote 2014’s One Book, One San Diego selection, Monstress, by author Lysley Tenorio, a San Diego native. Monstress describes the Filipino experience through a series of heartfelt short stories.
The FACO Dance Group shares their talent, serving as ambassadors for Filipino culture through dance. Their performance includes traditional Filipino dances such as “Bulaklakan” and “Tinikling.” The Bulaklakan is the dance of flowers, usually done during the month of May in the Philippines when flowers traditionally bloom. In the Tinikling, dancers imitate the tikling bird’s legendary grace and speed as they dance between a pair of snapping bambo Escondido Public Library also presents the following upcoming events in celebration of the 2014 One Book, One San Diego program
Aside from Tinikling and Bulaklakan, the FACO Dance Group also performed other dances like Uyaoy, Banga, Bumayah, Pandanggo sa Ilaw, Salakot, Carinosa, T’boli, and “Salidumay” dance. Performers are : Enri Fulmore, Belle Limoge, Cita Lime, Esther Adversalo, Rose Wallace, Malou Hamto, Jonathan Enerva, Janice Ureta-Sanchez, Sheila Cabuco Butler and JM Ureta.