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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 »

Ballet Manila presents new works by British choreographers in ‘Two!’

Martin Lawrance with Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and the working cast of “Misfit or Maverick”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Ballet Manila

On the heels of her successful Gold birthday concert on October 4, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde segues into Ballet Manila’s next production dubbed “Two!:

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

New ballet tackles nonconformity

LAWRANCE with the “Misfit or Maverick” cast and artistic
director LisaMacuja-Elizalde

A solitary danseur in a gray costume is at odds with seven pairs of dancers in black.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

It’s crunchtime as ball season draws near

“EARTH” segment by Rhett Eala at Jewelmer show

Welcome October! If September was busy with birthday celebrations, then October ups the “hecticness meter” a notch with even more festive affairs as we enter the ball season.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ballet Manila contemporary dance suites appeal to younger audiences

THE WEDDING scene in Gerardo Francisco’s “Alamat...” Enchanting!

Ballet Manila had a good respite from its classical repertoire when it restaged Ryan Cayabyab’s “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika” in its latest season.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »