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Katherine Barkman was so thrilled when the plane touched down that she could only think of one thing: She was home, finally.
It did not come as a surprise that all it took was a Facebook message to convince Marcelino to come home to the Philippines and take part in a fundraising concert.
In this clip is a rare glimpse of prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde at the very early stages of creation of her version of The Sleeping Beauty.
19. You need to learn when, and how, to stop.
"Napaginipan ko si Sir Shaz (Ballet Manila co-artistic director Osias Barroso)!" exclaims the fresh college graduate. "Sa dream ko po, sumasayaw kami sa Aliw Theater. Tapos biglang itinigil ni Sir Shaz ang music at sinigaw ang pangalan ko. 'Jiaaaaaan!'“
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.
The challenging memory work, partnered by aching muscles, made him want to go back to just playing around in Leveriza every afternoon. But at the same time, his interest in dance was stoked right there in the Ballet Manila studio.
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.
In 2010, Ballet Manila staged Giselle as part of Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s 25th anniversary as a professional ballerina.
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.
Most people know Lisa Macuja-Elizalde as the prima ballerina. But for me she is, quite simply, “Mama.”
On two moonlit nights in April 1996, Ballet Manila presented the world premiere of Osias Barroso’s historical dance-drama, Gabriela ng Vigan.
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.
The Hong Kong-based Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition will hold its regional competition in Manila for the second consecutive year on April 6 and 7 at Star Theater in Pasay City, with Ballet Manila as local co-organizer.
Sleeping Beauty, the third installment of prima ballerina and Ballet Manila’s artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s princess trilogy, is currently under construction.
As a touring ensemble of just twelve dancers when it began in 1995, Ballet Manila was able to travel handily from A to Z – Abra to Zamboanga – for performances that lived up to its ideal of bringing ballet to the people.
16. Learn to listen – to the music, to your body, to your teachers, to your partners and yes, to your critics.