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Osias Barroso–Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s ever-reliable partner and co-teacher

OSIAS Barroso is University of Santo Tomas’ outstanding alumnus in the arts.

In a citation rarely given to classical dancers, Osias Barroso, danseur, teacher and choreographer, received the 2014 Total Award.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Ridgepointe Ballet holds dance clinic

Ridgepointe Ballet recently performed an extravaganza of classical, contemporary and even celtic dance pieces by Liza de la Fuente and featuring De la Fuente’s ballet adaptation of the children’s animation film “Lilo & Stitch,” in eXperiment 626.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Ballet Manila ends 18th season with ‘Heart 2 Heart’

LONDON-BASED West End Mamas and Papas, composed of Gerard Duffy and
Maya Barredo-Duffy, Robert Atchison and Gia Macuja-Atchison and Nick Bonner
and Cez Campos-Bonner

Ballet Manila ends its 18th performance season with the latest installment of its popular “Ballet & Ballads” series, this time titled “Heart 2 Heart.” The London-based musical theater groups West End Mamas and Papas are featured guests.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Welcome to Sofia Elizalde’s dance dream come true

SOFIA Zobel-Elizalde

A few blocks away from where mini-skirted, dusky, long-haired ladies in platformed stilettoes stroll hand-in-hand with foreign men in Birkenstocks and cargo shorts, and a corner away from a bar that features midget boxing, karaoke joints offering foot massages on the side, and cafés that serve Lonely Planet meals and drinks, has risen a glass-and-concrete building with a lofty but realistic purpose of training young would-be dancers in ballet, an art form that is perceived by a majority to be elitist.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Lisa Macuja to dance her final ‘Nutcracker’

DAWNA Mangahas and Harold Salgado in Ballet Manila’s “The Nutcracker”

For prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, dancing as Masha or the Sugar Plum Fairy in “The Nutcracker” is like receiving a Christmas present each time.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »