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Snow White will return to the stage as the initial offering of Ballet Manila’s 24th season, On Pointe, to captivate audiences once more.
For its 24th season-opener, Ballet Manila brings back an iconic female protagonist with skin as white as snow and whose kindness earns her the trust of forest animals and seven dwarfs.
Continuing its mission to bring ballet to the people, Ballet Manila took center stage at the Riverbanks Center in Marikina last July 26, 2019
Tuloy ang Saya-wan marked a successful collaboration between Ballet Manila and Academy One to raise funds for ballet scholarships.
The phrase “pas de deux” in classical ballet translates to “step of two” and it is usually performed by a female and a male dancer.
The show aims to raise funds that will help the two groups sustain their respective ballet scholarship programs.
Ballet Manila joined the nation in celebrating the Philippine Independence Day through a dance concert organized by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts and the SM Mall of Asia.
In his welcome remarks, Ambassador Haneda congratulated Ballet Manila on the success of its recently concluded 23rd season, saying how fortunate he was to have watched the final show, Deux, and to have seen the five Japanese dancers perform in it.
Second of a series: Inspired by the 10-year challenge, the Ballet Manila Archives searched for images featuring some of the company’s artists during their earlier dancing days and more recent ones showing what they look like today.
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.
A reverence typically looks like a bow (for males) and curtsy (for females).
In this clip are some of the most memorable moments of Deux.
In this YouTube age where one-minute clips of dancers spinning and executing complicated aerial acrobatics account for most people’s exposure to ballet, teaching the young ballerinas to slow down and focus on deliberate movements was a challenge.
A budding choreographer named Michael Fokine – then only 26 – created a ballet that broke away from the classical ballet tradition championed by Marius Petipa.
If the journey of the Vaganova ballet method were to be charted from its beginnings in Russia, it would show an unlikely destination in the Philippines that then branches out to other points in the Asia-Pacific region.
Featured in this brief rehearsal clip are principal dancers Joan Emery Sia and Romeo Peralta, soloist Nicole Barroso, and company artist Rissa May Camaclang.
In this peek into the rehearsals, principal dancers Joan Emery Sia and Romeo Peralta take on the lead roles of the production.
“Everyone has something to offer. But not everyone looks interesting.”
Hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.
Two years since its premiere, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde's Cinderella returned to the stage and enchanted its audience once again.