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Ballet Manila presents ‘Swan Lake’ anew

Maxim Chaschegorov and Katherina Markowskaja of the Bavarian State Ballet are the featured guest artists. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Ballet Manila

Ballet Manila brings back the iconic “Swan Lake”, with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov and music by Peter Tchaikovsky, as it continues with its 19th performance season.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Agnes Locsin’s ‘Bulak’: Cycles of the season in beautiful ballet

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LIKE a tree expanding, Biag Gaongen hoists Krisbelle Palicbar. Right: intertwined like vines. PHOTOS BY JOJO MAMANGUN

Every work of choreographer Agnes Locsin is always highly anticipated. Her work is noted for its intense imagery and the breathtaking bravura of her dancers. Yet, despite her cult status and impressive body of work, she has to strive, like most artists, to get patronage and support.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Paris birthday of Jonathan Matti draws VIP crowd


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THE GRAND five-course dinner at the Palacia Salon

September in Paris is one of the best times to visit the City of Light, with the end of summer and beginning of fall.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

1st CCP National Ballet Competition 2014 happens Nov. 6 and 8

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines is pleased to announce the finalists of the 1st CCP National Ballet Competition 2014 which will be held at 6 p.m. at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) on November 6 for the Junior Category Competition and on November 8 for the Senior Category Competition.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Gold’ consolidates Lisa Macuja’s achievements

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LISA Macuja and Rudy de Dios in Romeo and Juliet

You got to hand it to Lisa Macuja. Most dancers at midlife and beyond reinvent themselves, explore new styles, redefine the meaning of dance in their lives and have choreographies made on them. But in the past few years, Macuja has gone the way of prima ballerinas in the past—performing the lead classical roles until their later years.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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