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How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body

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The clients are lying on the mat with their shoulders and knees drawn up while sucking in their bellies. Resistance bands are looped around their feet. Gripping the ends of the bands, they curl their biceps. Later in the class, they stand up with the bands planted under their feet. They pull the bands to stretch the sides of their bodies, as if doing dumbbell side bends.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ballet Philippines forges partnership with Caronia

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RITA Widner, Carissa Adea, Bianca Perez

Imagine beauty and grace when nail polish in shades of summer are named after ballet movements.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘Pag-ibig ko sa iyo ay tunay at totoo’–for V-Day, why not go to the theater?

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PETA’S “Rak of Aegis,” featuring the swoon-worthy music of rock band Aegis

Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend. Let it be that time of the year when you take your loved one to the theater. Here are shows—from the funny to the sexy—ongoing this Valentine Month.

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

Ballet Philippines mounts ‘for adults only’ production

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KARMELA Cortez, Lester Reguindin and Marvin Arizo in a new work by Gilliane Gequinto

Ballet Philippines’ principal dancers Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao execute sensual dance moves in their rehearsal.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The CCP at 45: Thriving, or struggling to survive?

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CCP vice president and artistic director Chris Millado

People have been wondering about those three portentous letters emblazoned on the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) logo: KKK. Is it something secret and revolutionary—as in that secret society of the Philippine Revolution?

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

Ballet Philippines stages ‘A Christmas Carol’ for the hip-hop generation

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NONOY Froilan: “‘A  Chrsitmas Carol’ gives me a chance to exercise and feel young again.”

Premier danseur Nonoy Froilan, 63, makes a comeback as Ebenezer Scrooge in Ballet Philippines’ “A Christmas Carol.”

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Ballet Philippines’ ‘Supremo’ truly ‘rocks’

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CYRIL Aran Fallar demonstrates how BP rocks!

Within a few weeks, the dancers of Ballet Philippines shifted gears from the female-dominated classical “Giselle” to the testosterone-driven dance theater premiere, “Rock Supremo,” making good the wish of founding artistic director Alice Reyes to create a company that can do both classical and modern, as she intimated in her spiel in the 1985 television special “Elvira Manahan and Other Dancers.”

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Top rock artists join Ballet Philippines in concert tribute to Bonifacio

JUNIOR principal dancer Earl John Arisola as Andres Bonifacio

Ballet Philippines celebrates Andres Bonifacio’s 150th birthday anniversary in “Rock Supremo,” co-produced with Rock Ed and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Noel Rayos–singer, actor, serious bike collector

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NOEL Rayos with his 16-strong folding bike collection. PHOTO BY WALTER ANG

Noel Rayos doesn’t just ride bicycles, he folds them with his bare hands, too. No, he’s not a muscleman who bends metal for fun. Rayos is a versatile actor who is at ease in plays and musicals, comedy and drama, English and Tagalog and once had a bike stolen, even though it was chained and locked.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dream role in BP’s ‘Giselle’ falls on shoulders of expressive 35-year-old ballerina

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KATHERINE Trofeo: Stillness in motion. PHOTOS BY NELSON MATAWARAN

On opposite sides of the CCP rehearsal hall, the principal dancers of “Giselle” are quietly internalizing their roles. Katherine Trofeo, who is in the second cast of Ballet Philippines’ season opener, shrouds herself in silence while her partner, Jean Marc Cordero, draws a serious countenance as he preps up for his role.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Ballet Philippines opens new season with ‘Giselle’

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KATHERINE Trofeo and Jean Marc Cordero in the famous “Giselle” Act 2 Pas de Deux. NELSON MATAWARAN

Ballet Philippines’ concept for its 44th season waxes philosophical about the role of the arts in enlightening the public.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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