A hop, skip and a jump

Dancers from the Filipino Young Professionals of Houston performed folk dances on the central quad Oct. 8.
Dancers from the Filipino Young Professionals of Houston performed folk dances on the central quad Oct. 8.
Photo by Jeff Fitlow

Dancers from the cultural ambassadors of the Filipino Young Professionals of Houston performed Filipino folk dances on the central quad Oct. 8, including the national dance of the Philippines, tinikling, an homage to the native tikling bird's grace and speed.

Dancers from the Filipino Young Professionals of Houston performed folk dances on the central quad Oct. 8.
Photo by Jeff Fitlow

Hosted by the Department of Transnational Asian Studies and the Office of Multicultural Affairs in recognition of Filipino American History Month, the performance included public participation as passersby were invited to try tinikling themselves.

Dancers from the Filipino Young Professionals of Houston performed folk dances on the central quad Oct. 8.
Photo by Jeff Fitlow