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TFM Review: The Nutcracker by Pia de Ungria

“Philippine Ballet Theatre’s staging of The Nutcracker was an A-grade production, and it was nothing short of delightful. The stage was adorned with vibrant colors and elaborate stage props that assuredly proclaimed Christmas.”

By popular demand, the “Golden Boy of Ballet”, Joseph Phillips, will return to Manila from Russia to perform the role of the Nutcracker Prince, partnering PBT’s home grown ballerinas,  Lobreza Pimentel and Regine Magbitang who will take on the roles of Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy. For more details about the show, click here For …

Ballet Philippines performs Master Pieces in China on October 26, 29, and 31 Continuing its series of international tours, BP sets off once again to perform in China this October. The company will be at the Chongqing Guo Tai Art Center in Chongqing on October 26, the Jinrong Theater, Xiamen Little Egret Art Center in Xiamen …

Ballet Manila gives life to the beloved fairytale of a wooden toy who dreams of becoming a boy in the world premiere of Co-Artistic Director Osias Barroso’s full-length Pinocchio. Originally conceived as a one-act ballet that has been a staple of Ballet Manila’s repertoire, this holiday offering has been expanded to a full-length, two-act production …

Rediscover local musical treasures in a new ballet about the Filipino family. Ballet Philippines’ Sarong Banggi features new works by six exciting Filipino choreographers set to classic folk songs from around the country, arranged and orchestrated by Ryan Cayabyab, the country’s best-loved composer. Renowned fashion designer Rajo Laurel designs the costumes for this ballet. The …

“It’s a credit to the company that they were able to move and emote so well that you can almost hear Shakespeare’s immortal words through the choreography. Paul Vasterling said audience members can expect a really clear telling of Shakespeare— and that is exactly what they have accomplished.”

“The show features choreography by Carissa Adea, Ronelson Yadao, Cyril Aran Fallar, Paul Alexander Morales, Nonoy Froilan, and Carlo Pacis. Each choreographer brings to the stage his unique impression of the Filipino family in a new contemporary ballet with the cast led by Jean Marc Cordero, Earl John Arisola, Rita Angela Winder, and Monica Amanda Gana.”

“Katherine Barkman, the 2015 Asian Grand Prix winner, will play Juliet with silver medalist Abigail Oliveiro and bronze medalist Joan Sia as her alternates. Playing Romeo are Rudy de Dios (opposite Katherine Barkman), Brian Williamson (opposite Abigail Oliveiro), and Elpido Magait (opposte Joan Sia).”