The (Extravaganza 2014) writing, the staging, choreography, music arrangements, drama, the twists on the familiar making everything fresh are beyond compare. And of course the multi-talented and committed cast–double, triple, and quadruple threats — everyone sang, danced, played instruments, and had a production role.
I could clearly see that PASACAT was most qualified to be showcased at the Lotus Fest when the Philippines is the chosen host country. At the FANHS-SD conference, we looked forward to seeing you… and again you did not disappoint. This Pinay appreciates the good work you do.
PASACAT’s members have a very professional demeanor and were flexible and accommodating. Their performance represented San Diego’s vibrant Filipino community with great integrity made a lasting impression.
PASACAT’s dedication to outreach and education, coupled with their enthusiasm for cultural exchange and sharing is a true gift in the community.
PASACAT encourages not only the older generation but the new generation to learn the history through its art, dance, and music… an asset to the Filipino and Filipino-American Community in California.
PASACAT’s colorful performance was everything I always hope a school & family show will be: entertaining, educational and inspiring…a joy to present the personable PASACAT dancers and musicians.
PASACAT presentations…excellent as they were in the quality of dance and music and professionalism. What was most valuable from my perspective aseducator and ethnomusicologist was the degree to which you have trained your students to be active transmitters of Philippine culture.
It was a great opening to a night of captivating dances, music, and songs. A night of fun! A night of memories! It was an enjoyable a feast for the senses,and none other than PASACAT, the premier dance company in San Diego, delivers.
For those young people in PASACAT who spend hours of rehearsal time, there is a kind of authenticity, and I wouldn’t challenge it for the world.
Smooth, fast-paced choreography, for a joyful extravaganza!
PASACAT uses the dance floor as classroom….From mimicking animals to pagan worship and tribal ritual, the dances have evolved into art and a kindof looking glass into the past through which present generations can peer for clues to understanding themselves better.
PASACAT….skilled young performers. The Philippine Countryside had the exuberance of musical comedy…theatricality and all that singing, expert and heartfelt, just in time to celebrate the upcoming 100th anniversary of Philippine independence.
PASACAT celebrates with a sterling show….A moving program with vivid spectacle sights and sound making the performance a total visual delight.
So much theatrical savvy went into this rich, well-paced program that PASACAT seemed a touring professional company in all but name. The dancers are skilled, well-drilled and eager to please. The entire stage space was always animated by formal groups or moving dancers and musicians...in vivid and lavish costuming.