|Candice Adea with Eugene Obille:43rd Season - Dragon Songs,CCP|
“Art appreciation must start when young. Young children must see ballet as an art education. Education is not just books. Arts feed the soul,” Margie Moran-Floreindo president of Ballet Philippines and the Miss Universe crown in 1973 believes in the talents of Filipinos.
Watching ballet relaxes our minds with graceful fluid movements. This type of dance is an art form, and it takes quite a bit of work to learn how to perform the moves like a trained professional such as extending the leg in 90 degree, with toe pointing and other steps mostly in French language.
|Katherine Trofeo and Earl John in Songs (July 6-8, 2012, CCP Main Theater)|
We believe that art like ballet is important. The magical world of the ballet has fascinated audiences for hundreds of years. From the complicated steps of the ballerinas to the most regal leaps of the male dancers, ballet requires great strength and stamina. Most of the famous positions, jumps and leaps have particular names and some are performed in specific ballets themes.
Ballet Philippines on its 43rd Season: Dragon Song
A bold gala of local and international works opens the season of Ballet Philippines’ 43rd Season: Dragon Song in Songs, on July 6-8, 2012 at the CCP Main Theater.
Of hopes and dreams
In his eye.
With magical threads
Singing, birthing moments
Of flight, strength,
- Dragon Song
The season is composed of four performances and one special performance, namely:
|Janine Arisola expresses her ballet moves in Dragon Song at CCP|
Songs also features sensational masterworks in the arsenal of Ballet Philippines including:
- Les Petit Mots D’Amour by Redha Beintefour (France)
- Moriones by Agnes Locsin (Philippines)
- This is My Life by Alden Lugnasin (Philippines)
2. Neo-Filipino: Anting (Sept. 14-16, 2012, CCP Little Theater)—Featuring four noted Filipino choreographers who will bring to life pre-eminent dramatist Tony Perez’s libretto that explores the world of talismans and amulets of Filipino magical traditions.
Rama Hari: Katherine Trofeo and Richardson Yadao
4. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Feb. 2013, CCP Main Theater)—A new production of Shakespeare’s timeless romantic comedy by award-winning Hong Kong-based choreographer Carlo Pacis.
SEASON'S SPECIAL: Crisostomo Ibarra (June 2012)— After a successful national and international tour, Ballet Philippines’ Crisostomo Ibarra returns at the CCP Little Theater to close the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Jose Rizal. This was awarded “Outstanding Dance Production of 2010” by the Gawad Buhay.
|'Crisostomo Ibarra' in ballet choreographed by BP director Paul Alexander Morales|
Let us remember Rizal by revisiting his Noli in dance form. Choreographed by BP artistic director, Paul Alexander Morales, the two evening performances features the live performance of Jed Balsamo’s noted original score with five leading musicians performing for these special gala nights.
Plus subscribers get awesome benefits like having the best seats at the best prices and 20% discount on all tickets, with complimentary souvenir program per show (that’s an additional P600 savings!), and gentle reminders so they don’t miss the show.
Mark your calendar on June 23, 2012, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and June 24, 2012, 2 p.m. at CCP Little Theater. Tickets are available at P600 for Matinees, P1000 for Gala Shows.
“Dragon years are always significant with their great energy and sense of renewal, the beginning of a new cycle,” says Morales. “We encourage all BP friends and supporters to subscribe and empower us to being the company to greater heights. Let’s all rally behind and embrace the company that has brought much pride to the country—after all, it is truly OUR OWN.”
Proceeds from subscriptions go to the enabling of the Philippine dance artist—professional wages, top-notch training for both amateur and professional dancers, and the creation of meaningful dance works among others.
Subscriptions are now available! Please contact Ballet Philippines at 551-1003, 551-7919, 624-5701. Or visit Ballet Philippines at the 4th Floor Cultural Center of the Philippines Bldg., CCP Complex, Pasay City. Visit www.ballet.ph
Candice Adea: Victor, Helsinki International Ballet Competition
Photo courtesy of:
Jojit Lorenzo, Ballet Philippines
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