By Melou Darilag and Aldrin Bitamog
Posted on February 09, 2015
About 9,000 dancers of the Cagayan State University wowed the audience at the opening of the National State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) 2015 Olympics yesterday at the Cagayan Sports Complex.
The group made up of basic physical education students enrolled in Carig and Andrews campuses performed after several rehearsals organized by Mr. Kier Vincent Dammay, the artistic director, and Dr. Chita Ramos, dean of the College of Human Kinetics.
Dressed in blue, orange, and green, they put in awe the audience with their 20-minute presentation which earned several eruptions of cheers among the spectators.
The amazement even became intense when a shower of confetti fell from a hovering single-engine Chemtrad plane which flew over the performers six times.
Dammay said the performance, a matrix dance style and a result of the solid support of the teachers and advisers of the students, was CSU's best way to welcome the delegates of the Olympics.
The group's success, he said, was due to the active participation of the students and the assistance they got from the administration led by President Romeo R. Quilang.
This is the second time CSU staged such a performance before a large audience. The first happened in 2014 when CSU Carig campus put up a 5,000-member field demonstration to welcome the delegations joining the regional SCUAA meet.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Mariden V. Cauilan called the performance "fantastic", and hinted that it could be a potential candidate for a Guinness record.