Quantcast
Latest Stories

Ballet Manila presents new ‘Lola Basyang’ extravaganza



BALLET Manila breathes life into three new folk tales in “Tatlo Pang Kuwento ni Lola Basyang,” featuring prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde (second from left) and veteran actress Luz Fernandez (on rocking chair) as the iconic storyteller of Philippine literature.

Ballet Manila presents three new enchanting tales from Philippine literature’s most iconic storyteller when it opens its 18th season next month with “Tatlo Pang Kuwento ni Lola Basyang.”

This is the much-awaited follow-up to its all-Filipino extravaganza “ Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang,” which premiered in 2008 and has since become a blockbuster seen by over a hundred thousand viewers.

Based on Anvil Publishing’s “Ang Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang ni Severino Reyes,” the new production will have its world premiere on Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., at Aliw Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, Pasay City.

Other shows: Aug. 24 and 31, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 25, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; and Sept. 1, 7 and 8, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Co-presented by Manila Broadcasting Company and Aliw Theater with Anvil Publishing Inc., and the support of Star City and Ticketworld, “Tatlo Pang Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” will once again feature value-laden tales using original choreography and Filipino music as well as colorful sets and costumes.

“We’re happy to bring back Lola Basyang, who is one of the most beloved characters in Philippine literature, with more stories that are sure to captivate young audiences,” said prima ballerina and Ballet Manila artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde.

Featured are the following stories as retold by Christine Bellen, who also wrote the continuity script: “Ang Palasyo ng mga Duwende,” illustrated by Albert Gamos, choreographed by Gerardo Francisco with collaborators Naomi Jaena and Romeo Peralta, and Diwa de Leon as composer/musical arranger; “Labindalawang Masasayang Prinsesa,” illustrated by Abi Goy, choreographed by Lisa Macuja-Elizalde with collaborators Francis Jaena, Rudy De Dios and Sofia Peralta, and Arnold Buena as composer/ musical arranger; and “Anting-Anting,” illustrated by Hubert Fucio, choreographed by Osias Barroso with collaborator Michael Divinagracia, and Juan Carlo Magsalin as composer/musical arranger.

JOAN Emery Sia asYani and Romeo Peralta as Prinsipe Beni-Hamad in “Ang Palasyo ng Mga Duwende”

Veteran TV actress and radio talent Luz Fernandez returns as Lola Basyang, who, together with the young girl Ate Missy portrayed by Missy Elizalde, will be weaving the three stories together.

Stage direction is by Roxanne Lapus; costume design by Michael Miguel; lighting design by Jaime Villanueva; and production design by Jonathan Janolo.

“‘Lola Basyang’ is timeless. I truly believe that if these ballet trilogies will be restaged a decade from now, they will still be a hit!” said Osias Barroso, Ballet Manila co-artistic director.

“Tatlo Pang Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” is sponsored by Pride Powder, First United Travel, Ralph’s Wines and Spirits and Island Rose.

Call 5255967 or 4000292, or Ticketworld at 8919999; visit ticketworld.com.ph.


Follow Us


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Ballet Manila , dance , Lifestyle , Literature , Lola Basyang



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • Malaysia to release MH370 report–PM
  • Man found dead in Quezon City, alleged victim of summary execution–report
  • Aquino to lead Air Force turnover rites
  • Security in place for Obama as police hope for ‘peaceful’ visit
  • Retired SC justice Lorenzo Relova; 98
  • Sports

  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Galedo caps ride of redemption
  • Beermen, Express dispute second semis slot today
  • Lady Agilas upset Lady Bulldogs in four sets
  • NLEX roars to 7th D-League win
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Recovered’ Banksy works on display ahead of sale
  • Marinduque: Visiting the ‘palm of the ocean’
  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
  • Want to be a supermodel? Work on your inner beauty, says Joey Espino
  • Entertainment

  • Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert
  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • Business

  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Nielsen sees car buying boom in the Philippines
  • How author of best-seller exposed ‘one percent’ economic elite
  • Bangko Sentral readies new bank lending rules
  • Technology

  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • A graduation story
  • Global Nation

  • Only 4 Etihad passengers not accounted for
  • Abandoned in Malta,15 PH seamen return
  • Senator hopes PH will also get same vow
  • HK victims to get P115M; traders raised money
  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 US doctors, including Fil-Am pediatrician
    Marketplace