CASA Footworks wins 6-peat in Cypher


FOR THE sixth straight year, the Communication Arts Students Association (CASA) Footworks defended its title in Cypher, the annual inter-major street dance competition in the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB), held Saturday at the Medicine Auditorium.

CASA Footworks garnered 81.20 points for its Tekken-themed performance, besting nine other dance troupes.

“It feels fulfilling kasi kahit alam ko nag-step-up na lahat, close ‘yung fight so humbling siya kasi alam naming may laban talaga. […] It’s not about kung sino ‘yung malakas, it’s about kung sino ‘yung magaling. ‘Yun ‘yung turo sa amin, puso lang,” CASA Footworks captain Ilka Orpilla told the Flame.

Earning 79 points, Economics’ Econlibrium went home as first runner-up, improving from second runner-up last year, with its Pacman-inspired dance routine.

Nowhere to be seen in last year’s podium, Journalism’s Kardia Dance Company placed second runner-up with its Metal Slug-themed routine that earned the troupe 77.05 points.

Lance Mercedes of Sociology’s Catalyst and Gabbie Parlade of Kardia Dance Company were named Best Male and Female Stunner, respectively.

Legal Management (LM) and Philosophy did not participate in the overall category of Cypher this year. However, Joy Brilliantes of Lex Baile and Carl Caspe of Syno represented LM and Philosophy, respectively, in the freestyle competition.

In celebration of the AB Month, dance troupes of each society owned the spotlight as they performed in the videogame-themed Cypher. F

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