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Ballet Manila's delegation to the 2019 Asian Grand Prix in Hong Kong last August ended with the triumph of their “bunso” (youngest member), then 11-year-old Juan Angelo de Leon.
Ibong Adarna, the Filipino literary classic about a bird whose singing has healing powers, was transformed into a full-length ballet production that was Ballet Manila’s 22nd season-opener in August 2017.
Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter. Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you.
The title OPM and OPB was a nod to Original Pilipino Music and Original Pilipino Ballet, a fusion that Ballet Manila had already been known for long before this show.
19. You need to learn when, and how, to stop.
This was the company’s third such tour in the US, having also gone there in 1996 and 1997.
18. Smile! Laugh! Have a sense of humor.
While he is not yet leaving the company, Rudy De Dios will be relinquishing his position as principal dancer when the next season begins in September.
16. Learn to listen – to the music, to your body, to your teachers, to your partners and yes, to your critics.
In this clip, British choreographer Martin Lawrance is seen working with the dancers of Ballet Manila to to bring to life Come Together - one of the many sequences of his Beatles-inspired piece, The Winding Road..
Choreographer Martin Lawrance returns to Manila with a new piece inspired by the music of The Beatles.
Much like his previous collaborations with Ballet Manila, The Winding Road – which will premiere in the company’s season finale Deux – is very close to his heart, especially since the songs used is music he began listening to as a boy
The 10-year challenge – a game wherein people are encouraged to post photographs of themselves from 10 years ago alongside a current photo – has proven to be a popular source of amusement on social media.
Deux is a toast to the company’s twin forte in both the classics and the contemporary.
A fun fact about Ballet Manila company artist Nanami Hasegawa is that she never really lived in the country she was born in.
As it welcomes a new year, Ballet Manila celebrates the highlights of 2018,
The Aliw Awards Foundation named Ballet Manila artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde as the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award.
In this edition of 20 Questions, principal dancer Gerardo Francisco makes a surprising confession about his favorite place on Earth.
An offering of two choreographies, it will feature the restaging of Les Sylphides and a new work by Martin Lawrance: The Winding Road.
Having recently wrapped up their latest staging of Le Corsaire – the eighth time in 20 years – Ballet Manila co-artistic director Osias “Shaz” Barroso sits down for an interview to look back at the company’s history with the colorful pirate epic.