HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 5 no. 1 (2013)

Audience Perceptions on the Probable Transformation of Laro ng Lahi into Dance

Las Johansen B. Caluza | Jerry E. Mores

Discipline: Education, Performing Arts



Filipino indigenous games such as Laro ng Lahi are recreational activities taught in Physical Education classes at the tertiary level. These games are no longer played by children in the streets or playgrounds. This study sought to investigate the audience perceptions of the Filipino Indigenous Games transformation into cultural dance drama. The researchers choreographed a dance integrating the ten select Laro ng Lahi and presented it to the respondents. The research design used in this study was the quantitative approach. A survey questionnaire was used as the main instrument in this study and was conducted to determine the audience perceptions towards the Laro ng Lahi as interpreted into a dance. The data were summarized using frequencies, percentages and means. It was found that there was a great impression of the Laro ng Lahi being interpreted into a dance, and this can be used as a new approach in teaching recreational activities in Physical Education. It was mentioned by the respondents that interpreting the Laro ng Lahi as a dance revives our cultural heritage and reminds us of our social activities. Finally, this research will provide an additional knowledge base to future researchers, who will study similar topics.