Sights and Sounds: Revenge of the Classics- Ballet Manila’s 21st Performance Season


Abigail Oliveiro and Mark Sumaylo in Swan Lake

Last July 21, Ballet Manila gave us a preview of what we can expect from its 21st Performance Season. The theme for this year is aptly named Revenge of the Classics, which features three classics and one contemporary piece.

(READ: Revisiting Ballet’s Most Timeless Tales with Ballet Manila)

The season starts off with a rerun of Martin Lawrence’s Rebel: Edsa 30. Similar to when it was staged last February, the production will feature Joanna Ampil as the voice of Inang Bayan, and performances by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga.

Run: August 19-20, 27 8pm; August 21 and 28 3pm at the Aliw Theater.

In October, the company will stage The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess, a production that showcases excerpts from Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty. Scores for this ballet will be performed by the Manila Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Alexander Vikulov.

Run: October 14-15 8pm; October 16 3pm at the Aliw Theater

Cinderella sets the stage for the world premiere of Osias Barroso and Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s first major choreographic work together. It’s a production that promises to stay true to the Disney animated feature.

Run: November 25-26, December 3 8pm; November 27 and December 4 3pm at The Aliw Theater

The 21st season will end with one of the world’s most favorite classic ballets, Don Quixote. Mikhail Martynyuk, principal danseur of the Kremlin Ballet, will join the company for this performance.

Run: February 24-25, 2017 8pm; February 26 3pm at the Aliw Theater.

The special preview ended with the cast and artistic team answering some questions from the press.

Photo Coverage by: Erickson dela Cruz

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