Recuperating a National Past
The Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company
This chapter covers the 1950s and 1960s through a case study of the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company and its connection to an official cultural nationalism of renovation. A prominent aspect of this performance of modernism is nostalgia for a pre-U.S. colonial past and a co-optation of cultural hybridity from throughout the nation. The development of folkloric presentation provided a product for consumption by foreign audiences as well as a standardization of Filipino national culture for domestic use.
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