USC Troy Philippines 27th Annual Pilipino American Culture Night
Wag Ka Nang Umiyak
Coordinated by Jerica Manuel & Ethan Gabon
Tatay isn’t Erynne’s perfect dad. He works two jobs, spends too much time on the phone, and uses his free time to take care of Lola. Tatay tries to find time to spend with his daughters, but it never feels like enough. In Wag Ka Nang Umiyak, Erin learns to understand the complexity of immigration in the United States, as well as the love and respect Tatay has for Lola. She grows to realize that even though her Tatay isn't perfect, he ties their family perfectly together.
Malaya Filipino American Dance Arts is a Los Angeles based performing group created to educate and interpret renditions of Philippine history and culture through the art of dance. In Tagalog, malaya means "to be free" and the root word alay means "to offer or pay tribute to". Malaya represents the freedom to choose our identity as Filipino Americans embracing our ancestral and present culture. Malaya is dedicated to the enrichment and artistic practice of traditional folk dance in a new and inspiring way for future generations.
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Erynne - played by Alana Aquino
Tatay (Ernie) - played by Rafaelle Brendan Azarraga
Erielle - played by Eileen Potter
Lola - played by Johannah Suegay
Julian- played by Joshua Jack Ryan Maddela
Kelly - played by Lindsay Zweben
Bert - played by Jose Lorenzo Deveza Alaras
Sammy - played by Richelle Caday
Boss "Top Gun" - played by Isaac Hoyohoy
Cherry - played by Gabby Hansen
Manager - played by John Daniel A. Ocampo
PACN Heaven Week 2019
Troy Phi Voices - U.S. National Anthem
La Jota Caviteña
Originally performed at social gatherings, like weddings and parties, this Spanish inspired dance was among the most popular during the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines. This particular Philippine Jota originated in the province of Cavite.
Kappa Malong Malong
This Maranao dance shows the many ways of wearing a malong, a simple tubular yet highly functional piece of cloth. Used mostly as a skirt, but can be worn as a shawl, a mantle, or a headpiece.
This theatrical Higanon dance portrays a mother hen caring for her chicks (banog) and protects them from a hawk that represents evil. As the hawk attacks, the mother fights back. A neighboring tribe kills the sacred hawk that tries to capture one of the chicks.
Troy Philippines Modern Hip Hop Dance Group
Troy Phi Voices - Getting Stronger
Soloists: Zarrah Suban, Regina San Andres
Troy Phi Voices - Tagpuan
Soloists: Jerica Doctolero Manuel, Nicole Manalo, Matthew Villanueva Braga
Troy Phi Voices - Philippine National Anthem
Tinikling is considered by many to be the Philippines’ national dance. The dancers’ movements between bamboo poles imitate the movement of the tikling bird as it walks around through tall grass and between tree branches.
Depicts a fight between the Muslim and Christian inhabitants of the philippines over the latik, the residue left after boiling coconut.
Kali is the national sport and martial art of the Philippines, and emphasizes weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, and various improvised weapons as well as “open-hand” techniques.
From the province of Abra, Sakuting presents a mock fight using bamboo sticks. The choreography of this dance is based on Eskrima, a traditional Filipino Martial Art. This dance is traditionally performed during Christmas.
Troy Phi Voices - Mirror
Soloists: Matthew Villanueva Braga, Jacob Evangelista
Troy Phi Voices - Kahit Ayaw Mo Na
Soloists: Kaethlyn Ragasa, Kay Grayochea