This mural highlights the importance of dance in FilipinX culture through the ages. The FilipinX dancer on the right is doing a traditional dance called the “Tinikling”, mimicking a bird’s speed and grace as it navigates bamboo poles. The bird behind the woman is known as “Tikling” which is what inspired the traditional dance.
Meanwhile, the Filipinx dancer on the left has fully embraced modern urban culture and they are breakdancing over a hip-hop beat.
In between the two main characters, we have the Baybayin symbol “Ka” which means “connection” that symbolizes the harmony among traditional and modern FilipinX generations.
The rest of the mural tells the story of the journey from the Philippines over the Pacific ocean, above the Rocky Mountains and finding a home in Moh-kins-tsis/Calgary.
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Location: 211 12 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0G9, Canada Get Directions