“JOY!”—a new Circus D’Ballet production in Star City—will open at Aliw Theater on Dec. 18.
Inspired by the original Circus D’Ballet production “Belen” which opened in Star Theater in 2001 and enjoyed a run of almost 400 performances over a two-year period, “JOY!” brings together a company of 30 dancers from Ballet Manila and 30 circus artists, including five aerialists trained by Ruby and Luca of the Ruby Karen Project, Orange County Aerial Arts, in a spectacular circus cum ballet performance.
Directed and choreographed by Osias Barroso with additional choreography by Gerardo Francisco, Jonathan Janolo, Michael Divinagracia and Rudy de Dios, “JOY!” features dancers performing Ballet Manila’s “Pasko Na Naman Muli.”
The production is complete with acrobats, contortionists, a unicyclist, jugglers, clowns, a very young magician and aerialists.
The show is based on an original concept by Star Parks chair Fred J. Elizalde. The story line features two mime artists and a magician meeting and taking the audience on a musical journey using popular Christmas songs such as “Joy to the World,” “Pasko Na Naman,” “Pasko Na, Sinta Ko,” “Hele” and “Kumukutikutitap.”
The shows are free for all Star City patrons. There will be 17 shows until Jan. 3, 2016.