|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.
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.|