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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 »

Lisa Macuja celebrates the classics in 50th birthday concert

In 1984, Lisa Macuja (fifth from left) graduated at the top of her class from the Leningrad Choreographic Institute in Russia under the tutelage of her mentor Tatiana Udalenkova (center). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Ballet Manila

With a grateful heart, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde presents a very special show to mark two significant milestones in her life – her 50th birthday and her 30th anniversary as a professional ballerina.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »