If you live in San Francisco, don't miss director Cecilio Asuncion's cool, new dance film, which premieres at the end of this month.
Sayaw is a feature-length documentary that follows the journey of Filipino choreographer Jay Loyola as he prepares his dance company to audition for a spot in the prestigious, not-to-be-missed San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, which takes place each June.
Loyola's vision of Filipino dance is decidedly contemporary—one that fuses Western dance styles with traditional movement. It's not a vision that's always well-received, and Loyola has to fight to show that his company can successfully meld multiple styles—while doing justice to all of them.
Watch the trailer below, and catch the film's premiere on October 24, at New People Cinema in San Francisco!