Grade 7 Arts Module: “Hala-bira, Arte Na!” A Flashback to Philippine Fiestas and Theater Acts (Festival and Theatrical Forms)

This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.

Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.

Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.

Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.

Learning Competency

At the end of this module, the learner is expected to research on the history of the festival and theatrical composition and its evolution, and describe how the community participates and contributes to the event.

Ahoy there my friend! Going somewhere else? It is good to see you enjoying your trips to many places in the Pearl of the Orient. It really is more fun the Philippines, right? Travelling from Luzon to Visayas to Mindanao seemed to be full of excitement and learning. You have discovered that as lovers of arts, Filipinos live with it as revealed in their rich culture and traditions. I am sure you were delighted to know from your past lessons that in every island and every islet in this majestic country dwell fun-loving Filipinos who always have reasons to celebrate life. Speaking of celebrations, fiestas or festivals such as Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon, Obando Dance in Bulacan, Moriones Festival in Marinduque, Ati-Atihan in Kalibo, Aklan, Sinulog in Cebu and Dinagyang in Iloilo highlight the creative lifestyle of the townspeople in these different localities These are just some of the well-known festivals in the country, wait till you get to see other celebrations like Penagbenga, Sandugo, Kadayawan, Masskara and Kaamulan which are as colorful and historical as the others.

Moreover, you familiarized yourself on the theatrical forms in our country. These are acts or dramas performed to a live audience during festivals or other celebrations. Some of these productions are for entertainment while others have religious themes. Theatre acts involving artists and the townspeople are evidenced of a strong inclination of Filipinos into arts. How about you, do you have passion for this kind of performing arts? Well, for sure you have because we Pinoys love dramas, we love the feeling of being in love, we love watching comedies and even historic and religious shows. You already have ideas about Moro-Moro, Shadow play, Sarswela, and Senakulo as famous examples of theatrical acts in our country.

For this lesson, we will take a closer look at the history of festival and theatrical forms as well as their composition and evolution and how Filipinos participated in and contributed to the event.

Learning Objectives

In this module, you will be able to:

A. determine the composition and evolution of festivals in the Philippines,

B. compare and contrast the different festivals/theatrical forms from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and

C. appreciate the richness and uniqueness of festivals in the Philippines through a visual presentation.

Grade 7 Arts Quarter 4 Self-Learning Module: “Hala-bira, Arte Na!” A Flashback to Philippine Fiestas and Theater Acts (Festival and Theatrical Forms)


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