BALLET Philippines artistic director Paul Morales, Richprime Global Inc. president and CEO Myrna Yao
Barbie at the ballet
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:34 AM June 08, 2013
Barbie girls and fans recently got to enjoy Ballet Philippines’ captivating “Barbie in the Pink Shoes: Dance from Your Heart” ballet performance, which presented routines adapted from famous ballet performances such as “Swan Lake” and “Giselle,” including Dance of the Cygnets, Black Swan Pas de Deux, Black Swan Pas de Trois and White Swan Pas de Deux.
The showstopping 45-minute dance production dedicated to every girl’s favorite fashion doll—Barbie—was the highlight of the event organized by Richprime Global Inc., the country’s leading distributor of branded children’s products including Barbie. Young girls in cute and colorful leotards, fancy and frilly tutus and sparkling tiaras flocked to the SM Aura Premier 3rd Floor Atrium in Bonifacio Global City for the day’s activities—the most exciting of which was getting acquainted with the new ballet Barbie collection and the many transformations of the iconic ballerina doll.
The new collection brings ballet back to the spotlight and captures the magical journey of Barbie as Kristyn Farraday, a ballerina with big dreams.
The stylish participants had a fun time chatting with fellow Barbie enthusiasts at the pink-hued venue, while enjoying the unlimited offerings of pink-colored sweets and pastries at the buffet table. A small selling area allowed the little girls to see the beautiful Barbie dolls displayed side by side, all in unique fashionable garb and pretty accessories that they could purchase.
An instructor from Ballet Philippines also held a mini ballet session to teach young guests the basics of ballet. Beauty artists and hair stylists were on hand to assist the girls get all dolled up in fashionable hairstyles and colorful nail art.
Special awards were given during the event for girls who came in their pink ballerina tutus.
“It was truly wonderful to see everyone here today, said Jane Yao, vice president of Richprime Global Inc. “We are so happy to see all the little girls with a special twinkle in their eyes living the Barbie dream. We hope that this event will serve as an inspiration, not only to the little girls, but to each and every one of us to live that dream and to believe that everything is possible if we follow our hearts.”