Ibong Adarna's first flight
Beautiful, powerful, compassionate and just – the Adarna bird is the incarnation of these attributes that make this mythical figure a legend in Philippine literature. Bringing her to life is Ballet Manila soloist Abigail Oliveiro through the choreography of BM principal dancer and resident choreographer Gerardo Francisco. In this preview, the Adarna bird takes flight accompanied by the original music of composer Diwa De Leon. Gerardo Francisco’s Ibong Adarna premieres on August 26 at the Aliw Theater.