This year will be the BEST. At least, that’s what Saint and Maria, the co-heads of the Filipino American student dance troupe vow to their dancers. This year holds the promise of breaking the centuries old curse that keeps Saint bound to their college campus, as well as allowing Maria to perform in front of her parents – but only if the dance is flawless. However, the appearance of a new student, Lena Bala, threatens to disrupt the traditions of the group when her presence breaks their dance props to pieces. Despite Lena’s clumsiness and lack of skill, her passion shines through, laying bare the insecurities of Saint, Maria, and the other troupe members and causing them to question who they perform for and why. In this supernatural drama, Filipino culture nights are sources of pride, chances to reinterpret diasporic stories, and ways to ask: how can we be our true selves?
Andres Paul Ramacho
Cynthia San Luis