A Visayan occasion is not complete without Kuratsa. In every festivals, reunions, parties, and other social gatherings big or not, Kuratsa always take the beat.
Visayans, the elders and the youth alike, would voluntarily or even insist to perform the dance.
Kuratsa starts when a male and a female performs a ballroom waltz that would then shift to a faster beat for the “chasing” scene, where the female dancer flees and the male pursues her all across the dance floor. The tempo picks up even more for the final part, where the chase ends with a furiously flirtatious scene. The female is won over, and the male imitates a flamboyant bird in a mating dance.
The performance would draw cheers if the male dancer would throw “gala” (money) into the air. It would be followed by spectators throwing their gala.
Truly, Kuratsa intertwined with Visayan occasions made it timeless.