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Ballet Manila mixes OPM, advice show, dance in 19th season performance

Papa Jack (center) with Ballet Manila choreographers (clockwise, from left) Gerardo Francisco, Jonathan Janolo, Michael Divinagracia and Francis Jaena, with the dancers interpreting the love stories in TLC. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Ballet Manila

In another pioneering effort, Ballet Manila combines pop radio, ballet and original Pilipino music (OPM) in its 19th season-opener dubbed “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika: An OPM Festival”. The gala night was on August 22, Friday, 7:30 p.m., at Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City, with other performances slated on August 23 (Saturday), 24 (Sunday), 29 (Friday), 30 (Saturday) and 31 (Sunday).

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Love-advice radio program inspires Ballet Manila pieces

ADVICE guru “Papa Jack” (left) of the radio program “TLC,” with Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and Ballet Manila co-artistic director Osias Barroso

The man behind the long-selling love counseling radio program is unapologetically brutal. But it is this frankness and no-frills approach to giving out advice on love and life that has endeared him to listeners of “True Love Conversations” (TLC) through the years.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ballet Manila’s 19th season features classics, OPM, new works

LISA Macuja-Elizalde says the classics will always be a BM staple.

Ballet Manila will open its 19th performance season starting August, with a repertoire consisting of classics and new works.

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

Ballet Manila bares 19th season line-up

Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde says the classics will always be a staple for Ballet Manila. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Ballet Manila

Ballet Manila presents its 19th performance season starting in August, featuring a repertoire comprised of the classics and new choreographic works.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Ribbing, repartee and remembering at the 6th Gawad Buhay!


In his speech during the Philstage Gawad Buhay 2013 Awards held last week at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Chris Millado, the artistic director of that institution, hailed the event as more of a “celebration” and “not a competition.”

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »