3. FUNDAMENTAL ARMS POSITION
Fundamental feet position
Second position Third position
4. DANCE RESEARCHER : RAMON A.
MEANING : MY POMELO TREE
DANCE CULTURE : LOWLAND MUSLIM
PLACE OF ORIGIN : JOLO, SULU
COUNTRY OF INFLUENCE : CHINA,
MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA
ETHNO-LINGUISTIC GROUP : TAUSUG
CLASSIFICATION : COURTSHIP
Aside from being known as fierce warriors, the tausug of jolo, sulu
are also remarkable as seafarers and farmers.
In sulu, extensive orchards are planted with coconuts and
pomelos and the fields with staples like rice and root crops.
Pomelo fruits serve as an important source of income of the people
of sulu. Their dependence on pomelo fruits for their livelihood
inspired them to create sua-ku-sua dance. The movement of the
dance compare sua’s gentle leaves, slender branches, attractive
fruits, and fragrant flowers to a lady. During the performance, the
couples sing while flapping two white fans which represent the
leaves rustling in the wind.
The performers, especially women, dance with faces thickly
covered with finely ground rice powder. Their eyebrows and
sideburns are enhanced with soot for aesthetic purposes.
Movements / steps particular to dance
creative imagery: fans transform into tiny sails, face mirrors,
butterflies, shields, and leaves. Sua-ku-sua’s traditional steps are
with chinese influence.
6. Matching type
Directions: match column A with the terms in column B. Write the letter of
the correct answer on the space provided before the number.
__e___ 1. Traditional loose blouse
__c___ 2. Loose Chinese pants with a 10-inch soft
___d__ 3. A separate wrap-around Malong of rich
___b__ 4. Short-waist collarless shirt.
__a___ 5. Classification of the dance Sua-Ku-Sua.
a. Courtship Dance
7. Directions: choose the correct word listed inside the
box and write you answer on the space provided for.
1. My Pomelo Tree
2. The researcher who researched the
3. The place of origin of the dance
4. Couples singing while flapping two
5. It is an important source of income
of the people of Sulu.
8. Activity 1
Directions: Below are jumbled letters in which, when they
are arranged, correspond to the properties of the dance
Sua-Ku-Sua. Write your answer on the space provider for.
____________SAWAL____ 2. WALAS
_______TUSUK_________ 4. KUSUT
____________BAJO______ 5. JOBA