Excerpt from "Bulong" dance-drama on Marinduque's folk beliefs and culture. Presented by Teatro Balangaw as part of Araw ng Marinduque-Ani ng Sining, February 2009 in the island-province's six towns. Story and artistic direction by this blogger.
Moryonan is a dance-drama interpretation of the local Moriones tradition that depicts the legend of Longinus, the Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus on the Cross. He became the first Christian convert after blood and water flowed from His side curing Longinus of his blindness. Dance created by Teatro Balangaw boys from the villages of Bognuyan and Bacong-Bacong in Gasan, Marinduque. Part of Araw ng Marinduque celebration in February.
Historical photos and footages on the commemoration of the Battle of Pulang Lupa in Marinduque. Featuring "Awit sa Pulang Lupa" written and composed by Eli J. Obligacion, with the Marinduque Provincial Capitol Choir singing the song with Teatro Balangaw cast performing the dance-drama. Also included in the Araw ng Marinduque festivities.