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Introduction TAGABANUA a journey through dance and rhythms set in a backdrop of a Palawan indigenous village. TAGABANUA, a dance interpretation conceptualized, designed and choreographed by Jay Loyola featuring traditional music by a Philippine indigenous tribe in Palawan. This project realizes the themes of community, relationship, catastrophe and passion within the contextof Palawan rich heritage and history. The perspective of the lead artist is actualized towards shedding movements revolved and deeply rooted in Palawan indigenous peoples’ traditions. This is a lively connection between the wealth of new understandings and the riches of the native traditions. Taga Banua is a Palawano word that means “from the village.” Loyola created the concept in 1998 as a way to incorporate native dance forms to assimilate his art to people’s lives and the importance of the community to strengthen cultural identity