Ballet Manila’s ‘Nutcracker,’ ‘La Bayadere’ to raise funds for ‘Yolanda’ victims | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Lisa Macuja-Elizalde has announced that all proceeds from ticket sales to her “Swan Song Series” Year 3 shows will be donated to relief operations for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

The “Swan Song Series,” Elizalde’s three-year retirement plan in which she is bidding goodbye to her favorite full-length ballet classics, is on its final year with performances of “La Bayadere” and “The Nutcracker.”

The ballerina had initially thought of canceling the series of shows in consideration of the devastation that has happened in the Visayas region. However, after what she describes as “much soul-searching,” she decided the performances would serve a better purpose by raising funds for the typhoon victims.

Thus, all tickets sold via Ticketworld for the November 14-16 performances of “La Bayadere”; and for the Nov. 29 and December 1 shows of “The Nutcracker” will go to the Philippine National Red Cross and DZRH’s Operation Tulong.

All shows—also featuring Ballet Manila and the Manila Symphony Orchestra—will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

Meanwhile, donations of relief goods are being accepted at the Operation Tulong desk at the DZRH headquarters, ground floor of the MBC Building, beside Aliw Theater. Suggested donations are canned food, rice, bottled water and medicine and hygiene kits.

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