Wednesday, February 29, 2012

MORYONAN 2012 (MARINDUQUE) is on!



The Battle of Morions conceptualized in 2009, by now Congressman Lord Allan Velasco goes on its fourth year with "MORYONAN 2012 (BATTLE OF MORIONS)". Traditional and modern day morions consisting of young people from Marinduque's six towns are given the chance to participate in this competition that requires them to come up with a choreographed marching drill or synchronized movement to the accompaniment of a drum and bugle corps or a musical group playing all-percussion instruments. (Some creative groups in the past have used kalutang, bamboo instruments and drums for this purpose).

Previous choreographed interpretations ranged from re-enacting the rituals undergone by Moryonan participants, to the role played by Roman soldiers during the Crucifixion and Resurrection with focus on Longhino, the blind centurion, to movements inspired by Roman battle scenes as portrayed in the movies.

For costumes, participants this year have been encouraged to incorporate local materials that are commonly used or are unique to their localities. It has been noted that while many participants still use wooden masks, masks made of papier-mache are extensively used for the Battle of Morions competition.

Prizes to be given are Php 80,000.00 (First Prize), Php 50,000.00 (2nd Prize), Php 30,000.00 (3rd prize) and consolation prize of Php 10,000.00 each to the 4th to the 10th placer.

Organized by Club Marinduqueno in cooperation with Congressman Lord Allan Velasco, Mayor Percival Morales and the Municipality of Sta. Cruz. Main event is on MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012,  at STA. CRUZ PLAZA at 3:00 pm.

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