Thursday, October 2, 2014

Palawan’s Dance Guru to star in a Docu Film shown in US.


The movie poster of Sayaw.
PALAWAN’s very own Dance Guru/Master Jay Loyola who is base in United States of America is being featured in  “Sayaw”, a documentary film by Cecilio Asuncion that will premiered this October in San Francisco, California. Asuncion is the multi award winning director of the LGBT film “What’s the T?”  shown in 2012.

Jay Loyola
According to a report from Asian Journal.com, Asuncion wanted to do a film that will show his Filipino side and as an artist he show challenge and triumphs over Loyola’s story. The film will focus on Loyola as Master Artist of Philippine Dance and his journey in putting up an ethnic dance troupe that will compete in San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.  It covers the whole process from Dancer tryouts, to rehearsals, to auditions up to the day of the competition.  It also features some of Loyola’s talented dancers.

Sayaw is produce by THigh Production of Asuncion and Brian Anderson. Michael Garrigues is the director of the Photography, while Benjamin Shearn is the editor. Music is composed by John Piscetello and graphic design by Nicole Vallance.  Premiere showing is on Oct 24, 2014, 7pm at the New People Cinema at 1746 Post St, San Francisco California. Tickets are available online at sayawfilm.brownpapertickets.com


Loyola before moving to US in 2008 is a former Principal Dancer and Associate Choreographer of Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, he is the founder emeritus of Palawan Dance Theater, he is notable also for the Dance Company of the then Holy Trinity College now HTU, establish Events Solutions & Possibilities (ESP), a events organizing group in Puerto Princesa and produce the first reality TV show in Palawan via DYPR TV-7, the Star of Palawan. In California he created a dance musical entitled “Huni ng Tandikan” that receives numerous praises in 2012.

Jay Loyola teaching ethnic dance. 
Here is the link for the trailer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99q0vUwGgaM

32 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Sounds like that is going to be an amazing film. I can't wait to see it.

Nina Say said...

I adore watching dance, I think this would be something I really love.

P Bishop said...

What an interesting film. Thanks for the article, without it, I would not have found out about this!

listen2mama said...

Post from Carmen Perez I love anything that has to do with dancing, especially movies. I hope I get a chance to see it.

Ben Butler said...

This sounds amazing. I love ballet. The dancers are so graceful, and STRONG.

Taylor Dean said...

Wow that looks like an awesome movie. I love dance. I can't dance at all but I really wish I could. I'm obsessed with it!

Kung Phoo said...

Great info on the film! It really does sound nice!

Mom of Dogs said...

Sounds like a really interesting project. It's really cool that we got to work his Filipino heritage into the movie.

Bonnie Gowen said...

Sounds like a great film. I always have dreamed of dancing, maybe someday.

Erica Brooks said...

It was great to learn about a master artist of Philippine Dance. I enjoy dance and learning about artists from other cultures.

Sweepster said...

A clash of cultures! Looks like it'll be an entertaining film worth seeing!

Nicci said...

Ballet moves are great to watch. Thanks for sharing about this movie.

Mama to 5 said...

Sounds amazing. I have always admired this dance. Definitely takes a commitment.

Elizabeth Copeland said...

I love learning about the behind the scenes of how these shows are produced. The talent and sheer dedication it takes to push a troupe that far is astounding.

Kenneth Clutario Agudo said...

Wow such a great milestone and an honor to every Filipino's out there. great job in promoting and sharing this good news!

Melanie Smith said...

I love dance and the theory behind it! I can't wait to see this one :)

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

My daughter would be really interested in this--she loves to dance! Thanks for sharing!

Alyssa Collazo said...

Sounds like a great film, I bet my daughter would love to watch! She's a dancer, has been dancing since she was 2

themommyavenger.com said...

Sounds like a cool movie! I danced for a very long time and can appreciate all the work that goes into it.

Fokeet said...

Watching this will be my first exposure to Philippine dance. I'm looking forward to it.

Tamika Mapp said...

I appreciate all types of dancing. I'm going to have to check this out. I love ballet, jazz and anything that makes me fall in love with the story line.

Gloriously Made said...

I love films like this. I can't wait to go and see this one. It looks like it will be a good one.

Liz Mays said...

I'm going to keep my eyes open for this one. It sounds like it would be fascinating since dance is in my background.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like a great inspirational movie. I can't wait to see it. I love watch dance. Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

You know, if I let my daughter watch this every now and then, I think she'll be more interested in honing her dancing skills. LOL, she's only 3 but hey, it's better to start early, right? Who know she might become a production manager for next-gen films like Sayaw. ;)

Danielle said...

Watched the youtube and can't wait! I hope it's available in the US too. I love watching documentaries that showcase dancers and their teachers! Amazing movements!

Krystal Butherus said...

I like a good documentary. I also like dance so it combines two things I like.

Barbie's Beauty Bits said...

Sounds like an interesting story. I love dance so I am going to keep a look out for this.

Melissa said...

This sounds amazing! I'm such a sucker for anything related to ballet. I think it has to do with my kindergarten dream of growing up to be a ballerina.

listen2mama said...

Sounds like a great movie!

Natalie H said...

Interesting article, the trailer really looks like it's going to be good.

Ashley Nicholas said...

I have danced and taught ballet for my entire life, so I can never turn down the opportunity to watch a dance video! I'll definitely be checking this one out :)