by JANIS JOPLIN G. MOISES and ARTHUR N. APOSTOL UST MAKATHA Circle representatives, Parabayle, is this year's champion in a virtual dance competition of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB), Transcendence: Cypher 2.0, held Thursday via Facebook live. Parabayle bested five participants from Behavioral Science (BES), Legal Management (LM), and communication programs. Parabayle was crowned champion with their dance concept that was inspired by their experiences in managing their own online businesses during the pandemic while incorporating girl power in their choreography. “This win was completely unexpected. I remember crying after announcing the champions. This was my first competition in college and I’d be leaving a legacy for our society,” Parabayle team captain Bea Masicl
By MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES COMMUNICATION ARTS Students' Association (CASA) Footworks bagged its seventh straight championship in Cypher, the annual inter-major streetdance competition of the Faculty. CASA Footworks bested nine other dance troupes with their Flash Bomba-themed dance routine, earning them a total of 355 points. "Hindi kami nag-focus sa pag-defeat ng peat namin or sa pag-keep ng title namin... Hindi kami masyado nagpapakain sa six-peat to seven-peat, ang iniisip lang namin is put on a good show, and that's it. That's what we want,” Team Captain Aaron Espino told the Flame. Behavioral Science's Cathartic improved from years of no podium finish, finally bagging this year's first runner up award with their Darna-inspired routine that earned them 320.9 points.
By MARIA EDEN T. DINO 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-u
FOR THE fifth straight year, the Communication Arts Students Association (CASA) Footworks once again owned the dance floor as it defended its championship title in Cypher, the annual inter-major street dance competition in the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB). Besting 11 other dance troupes in AB, CASA Footworks garnered 96 points for its Madrid, Spain-themed dance routine. “Sobrang thankful ako, but that doesn’t mean na hindi na kami mag-stop sa pag-grow. And for me, that serves as an inspiration to further push ourselves para ma-achieve ‘yung goals namin,” CASA Footworks captain Codie Larracas told the Flame. Earning 87.3 points, Asian Studies’ Furasia landed as first runner-up with its Japanese-inspired performance. Economics’ Econlibrium, last year’s first runner-up, me
THE COMMUNICATION Arts Students Association (CASA) Footworks defended its crown as champion for four straight years in Cypher, the annual inter-major street dance competition of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB). CASA Footworks bested 11 other contenders after garnering a total of 93 points for its Peter Pan-inspired dance interpretation. Both earning 83.2 points, Economics’ Econlibrium and English Language Studies’ Phonetix tied as first runner up. The third-time second placer Econlibrium executed a routine inspired by The Incredibles while Phonetix staged a Wreck It Ralph-themed performance. Legal Management’s Lex Baile made a comeback as second runner-up after not participating in the competition last year. Its Toy Story-inspired routine garnered 81.9 points. Furt