|Meaning||Bamboo Clappers or Castanets|
|Dance Culture||Coastal Community|
|Place of Origin||Tausug|
|Classification||Exhibition / Spectator Dance|
|Background / Content|
Tausug dances reveal the human compulsion to meet adaptive needs and give meaning to human tendencies for aesthetic creations. These tendencies are seen in the highly stylized execution, lines, and curves.
Bulah-Bulah, taught by Ligaya Amilbangsa, refers to the cowry shells used as castanets in this dance where the gentle sway of body and arms is nothing less than hypnotic and trance-like which is characteristic of Pangalay’s broken arm movements found in almost all of Tausug dances.