Word: sagayan

Category: dance

1. Ethno-linguistic group: Maguindanaon

2. General physical description: a warrior dance performed depicting the exploits of Bantugan, a mythological hero-prince. This dancefeatures a warrior-dancer equipped with a wooden shiled in one hand and shining kris in the other, who moves to the rhythm of the kulintangan.

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5. Playing circumstance: it is performed for different reasons and occasions-for sponsored celebrations, or for the paguipat festivals held to hnor the spirits and to cure the ills of Maguindanao

Source:CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, Volume I, Peoples of the Philippines, K-Z