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Ballet Manila artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde is eager to bring back her interpretation of Snow White as the company’s 24th season-opener.
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.
Snow White will return to the stage as the initial offering of Ballet Manila’s 24th season, On Pointe, to captivate audiences once more.
Dancing the Blue Bird Variation from The Sleeping Beauty, 11-year-old Juan Angelo De Leon – representing The Lisa Macuja School of Ballet Manila – soared to a bronze finish in the Pre-Competitive B Division of the Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition in Hong Kong.
20. Accept the fact that nothing and nobody is perfect.
Continuing its mission to bring ballet to the people, Ballet Manila took center stage at the Riverbanks Center in Marikina last July 26, 2019
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.
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.”