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February 28, 2011

Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group

The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group (ROFG) was founded in 1972, and started out as a fledgling folk dance company composed of some thirty performers. Leaning on the vast amount of data and artifacts that he has accumulated while doing research over the years, Ramon A. Obusan thought of starting a dance company that would mirror the traditional culture of the Philippines through dance and music.

For over thirty years the ROFG has created a niche in the world of dance as forerunner of Philippine dance performed closest to its original form. Boasting over a thousand performances in the Philippines and abroad, the ROFG has been one of the Cultural Center of the Philippines' leading resident companies since 1986.

Though steep with international recognition, the ROFG has never forgotten the people who are the very source of its pride. For the past two decades, it has documented and performed the rituals of more than 50 ethno-linguistic groups from within the country. With more than twenty outstanding full-length Filipino dance works, among which are the memorable suites from the Cordillera, Bagobo, T'boli, Tausug, Maranao, the Aetas and the Talaandig among others - the ROFG has served to highlight the authenticity of the movements and costumes of these people.


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