Students and faculty from the La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia dance the Bendian with the Kontad on February 3, 2017 at the Agricultural Training Institute-CAR.
Students and faculty of the La Trobe University of Melbourne, Australia visited the University on February 3, 2017 as part of their undergraduate subject “Tracking Inidgeneity in the Philippines: Stories, Identities, Pathways to Autonomous Development.”
The group was led by Dr. Trevor Hogan, a Senior Lecturer in Sociology; Dr. Julie Rudner, a Senior Lecturer in Community Development; and Dr. Minerva Chaloping-March, an Honorary Research Fellow of the Philippines-Australia Studies Centre.
Activities included a lecture on Cordillera history by Dr. Stanley Anongos, Director of the BSU-Center for Culture and the Arts . Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences-Social Science Department also interacted with the students as regards to their research topics.
The group was able to witness and participate in the performance of various Cordillera dances at the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) which was described as a very energizing experience by one of the students. They were also greeted by BSU President, Dr. Feliciano G. Calora Jr.