Ballet Manila joins Pasinaya 2018
Ballet Manila will once again participate in the Pasinaya Open House Festival, the country’s biggest multi-arts festival hosted by the Cultural Center of the Philippines that offers a “see-all-you-can-and-pay-what-you-can” scheme.
Now on its 14th year, the annual event will be held on February 3 and 4 in the center’s performance and rehearsal venues, as well as in partner museums in Manila and Pasay City.
This year’s Pasinaya focuses on the theme “Pusuan ang Sining” (Put a Heart on the Arts).
As one of the guest performers, Ballet Manila will be featured in Pasinaya’s two-part program, dubbed “Palihan at Palabas.”
In “Palihan,” slated on the first day of the festival, the guests can “workshop all they can” from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the different CCP venues.
For a suggested donation price of P50, participants may go in and out of the different CCP venues to attend the 30-minute workshops in various art disciplines conducted by leading artists, resource persons and teachers.
Ballet Manila is scheduled to hold a lecture-demonstration from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m., at the CCP Rehearsal Hall. BM co-artistic director Osias Barroso will talk on partnering using the company’s Vaganova technique, with dancers Elyssabeth Apilado, Shaira Comeros, Alvin Dictado and Brian Sevilla demonstrating.
In “Palabas,” the second day of the festival, audiences can watch films, view exhibits and experience various performances to be held in every possible venue at the CCP – theaters, lobbies, hallways, promenade areas and the alley beside the Production Design Center. All venues are “zoned” according to the art forms and genres such as music, theater, dance, film, literature, visual arts, children and family, variety and the artists’ market.
Ballet Manila will present two numbers -- one classical and the other contemporary -- in the allotted time slot, 3:20 to 3:45 p.m., at the CCP Rehearsal Hall. The numbers are: Peasant Pas de Deux, featuring Nicole Barroso and Joshua Enciso; and Arnis, featuring Alvin Dictado, Rodney Catubay, John Carl Concepcion, Emerson Evangelio, Rafael Perez, Raymond Salcedo and Brian Sevilla.
For more information, call the CCP Marketing Department at tel. nos. 832-3704 or 832-3706.