By Alex Y. Vergara
, Anne A. Jambora
, Cheche V. Moral
, Raoul J. Chee Kee
, Vangie Baga-Reyes
Riding the wave of optimism that the start of 2013 is bringing, retailers in fashion, food and consumer products are all set to grow. Seems like the more forward-thinking entrepreneurs are consolidating the lessons learned from last year—especially about the habits and nuances of their respective core markets—and making sure that their loyal buyers keep buying.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
It was a triple whammy for prima ballerina Lisa Macuja in her “Swan Song Series 2012” at the Star City Complex: “Don Quixote,” “Giselle” and “Carmen.”
By Joseph Cortes
It is hard to believe that in a span of three weekends last October, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde bade farewell to three of her favorite roles: Kitri in “Don Quixote,” Giselle and Carmen.
By Antonio C. Hila
Conjure a diva, Lea Salonga; a prima ballerina, Lisa Macuja; and a piano virtuoso, Cecile Licad, and make them share the stage together. Rather than outdoing one another, they sincerely express their individual artistic prowess, underscoring the sterling artistry of the Filipino before the world, and what do you have?
By Chit Roces
The year 1954 was not a very good year for ballet, especially not for aspiring ballerinas. By an edict from the Archbishop of Manila himself, any Catholic school student caught in violation was to be expelled
For someone whose body was never considered ideal for ballet, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde has ironically carved a long and productive career in it. Her story is the stuff dreams are made of: A scholarship to study at the Vaganova Choreographic Institute in Russia at 18, top of her class graduate two years later, first foreigner to [...]
By Joseph Cortes
FOR THE past five years, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde has been announcing her farewell to Kitri, the naughty lass in the ballet Don Quixote, which has been her signature dance role. This time, she is saying goodbye, in the next three years, to some of her favorite roles. Blame it on acute tendonitis that had her going [...]