I always took part in a school dance when I was in school.
I’d dance anything except Tinikling…
…because the first time I tried it, my foot got stuck between the bamboos! 😭
Plus, I’m too terrified to speed dance between large bamboo poles blindfolded!
Watch the video to end and you’ll understand my fear.
The dance is called “tinikling” it’s a traditional Philippine folk dance which originated during the Spanish colonial era. The name “tinikling” is a reference to birds locally known as “tikling”. It imitates the movement of the tikling birds as they walk between grass stems, run over tree branches, or dodge bamboo traps set by rice farmers.