THE advance party of the Tribu Sinanduloy of Tangub City, Misamis Occidental arrived in Cebu City yesterday bringing with them huge steel props and a promise of something new in the contingentâ€™s performance this Sunday.
â€œEverything is new, the performance will be new. We have new props, new costumes, and new choreography. Even the entire flow is new,â€ said Romulo KaamiÃ±o, chief props designer of Tribu Sinanduloy.
â€œSa una mga panels ra to. Karun, mas bugat gyud ang atong mga props (We have bigger props this year),â€ said KaamiÃ±o.
The groupâ€™s performance this Sunday will also feature more flowers and colors.
After arriving yesterday morning, Tribu Sinanduloyâ€™s construction team immediately sat down to work on their props.
The props are detachable to make it easier for the team to carry them on board.
The props will include a 12-foot high bridge and 10-foot riser where dancers will perform, KaamiÃ±o said.
Preparation for Tribu Sinanduloyâ€™s performance started last October. The props were completed in two monthsâ€™ time. The advance team is now doing the finishing touches and expects to have everything ready by Friday, KaamiÃ±o said.
He said the job is tiring, but that itâ€™s all worth it.
â€œThe preparation really took a long time and in the end the props will be used only for five minutes,â€ said KaamiÃ±o. (EPB/Sun.Star Cebu)
Below are photos taken at the exhibit of costumes from past Sinulog dances of the Sinanduloy tribe of Tangub City. The exhibit runs from January 9-19 and is open during mall hours at the 2nd floor Northwing of SM City Cebu, fronting Kashieca.
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