The Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company's 1964 tour, presented by the Bayanihan Folk Arts Centre, the Bayanihan Folk Arts Association and the Philippine Women's University, was brought to Australia by J. C. Williamson Ltd. and Aztec Services Pty. Ltd.
The program for the 1964 tour comprised five parts:
Dances of the Mountain Region: included performances of Bontoc War Dance, Bankibang Funeral Dance, Benguet Bendean Victory Dance, Kalinga Weddings Dance, and Ifugao Festival Dance.
Fiesta Filipina: included performances of Polabal, Mazurka Boholana, Habernera Botolena, and Jota Moncadena.
Muslim Suite: included performances of Sultana, Tahing Baila, Sagayan-Sa Kulong, Asik, and Singkil.
Regional Variations: included performances of Maglalatik, Itik Itik, Binanog and Binaylan, Sakuting, Dugso, Harana, and Pandanggo Sa Ilaw.
Rural Philippines Suite: included performances of Ilocana A Nasudi, Musikong Bumbong, Awit-Sabis Ng Nayon-Condansoy, Binasuan-Pinandanggo, Pandanggo Sa Sambalilo, Sayaw Ed Tapew Na Bangko, Kuratsa, Tinikling, and Chorus.
Program notes for the production stated: 'Bayanihan … this word symbolises an ancient Filipino custom and means literally, "group work". The Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company, too, is a co-operative endeavour, supported by civic-minded persons for the purpose of making the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines known to Philippine and foreign audiences through the presentation of ethnic and folk dances, music and costume.'
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