‘Kutitap’ sparkles at Star City
Circus D’Ballet – a team-up of Ballet Manila with the Star City circus artists – will regale patrons of the amusement park with Kutitap, a free show that celebrates the spirit, joy and wonder of the Christmas season.
Opening on December 17, 7 p.m., at Aliw Theater, Kutitap will also be seen at the same time and venue on December 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Three performances are lined up on December 25, Christmas Day, and on January 1, New Year’s Day – at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Kutitap is a joint presentation of Star City, Ballet Manila and Manila Broadcasting Company.
Admission is on a first come, first served basis.
First staged in 2011 as part of the Ballet Manila production titled Maligayang Christmas, Kutitap now gathers ballet dancers and the circus artists that were such a big hit in Joy!, the free holiday presentation at Star City in 2015.
Kutitap is the story of an angel who comes down to earth to see what is happening among mankind. Disguised as a disabled person, he interacts with different groups of people until his true identity is eventually revealed. The Christmas production underscores the values of kindness and generosity, laced with both humorous and touching moments.
The choreography is a collaboration of co-artistic director Osias Barroso, principal dancer Gerardo Francisco and Michael Divinagracia, among others.
Kutitap makes use of popular Christmas songs such as Jingle Bells, Sana Ngayong Pasko and Joy to the World in a medley arranged by Arnold Buena.
This year, with the addition of acrobats, jugglers, clowns, a magician and other circus artists, Kutitap is expected to bring even more cheer to audiences.
The free show at Star City has become a much-awaited treat among guests during the holidays.
“We are happy to present our Pinoy audiences with this heartwarming show that is both fun and full of thoughtful messages suited for the season,” said Ballet Manila artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde.
Star City and the adjacent Aliw Theater are located at the CCP Complex, Pasay City.