Dance styles in origin Country >> Bendayan
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|About Bendayan Style:
Bendayan is a circle dance, popularly called Bendian, of Ibaloi. This was long known as a dance to celebrate the arrival of successful headhunters. The circular movements of the dance symbolize unity and harmony among the Ibalois. Now a part of every Benguet festivity with the circles slowly giving way to other formations and interpretations. Bendayan is also performed with the festival hymn composed by Professor Macario Fronda during the Panagbenga Festival.