Sights and Sounds: Ballet Philippines’ Peter Pan


Peter Pan
They all take flight!

Now we know why Peter Pan is Ballet Philippines’ most popular production to date. It is nothing short of an artistic, innovative, graceful, and beautiful production for the entire family.

Jean Marc Cordero, Cyril Aran Fallar, and Victor Maguad alternate in the title role, opposite Rita Angela Winder, Jemima Reyes, and Monica Amanda Gana as Wendy. This year marks the 32nd anniversary and sixth staging of Edna Vida Froilan’s Peter Pan, which premiered in December 1983. Notable dancers who have played Peter Pan in the past include Edward Malagkit, Ramon Victoria, Conrad Dy-Liacco, Elmer Domdom, Dwight Rodrigazo, Ardee Dionisio, Clark Rambuyon, Philip Rocamora, and two females: Grethel Domingo and Christine Crame.

Inspired by the 1954 Broadway Production, the choreography in Edna Vida Froilan’s Peter Pan is highly influenced by the musical theater genre. Highlights include the tap-dancing crocodile, the energetic Lost Boys featuring scholars of Ballet Philippines Dance School, the purely classical Mermaids, and of course, the glorious flying sequences with Peter, the Darling children, and Tinkerbell.

(READ: Never Grow up- TFM Review: Peter Pan)

Photo coverage by: Erickson dela Cruz

 

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