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Photography by Erickson Dela Cruz Swans, Queers, and the rise of AIDS take the spotlight in Body Positive +. Featuring excerpts from Swan Lake, Mark Bogaerts’ Bolero, Enrico Labayen’s Cloth, and other landmark pieces, the show celebrates the dancers’ innate athleticism in the context of the alarming rise of HIV in the Philippines. Enrico Labayen’s …

Talents blossom as “Hugot Sa Rosas” makes a comeback at the CCP Little Theater. After a successful two-night run at BP Studio One, the company and BP II brings “Hugot Sa Rosas” to the theater at last. Ready your heart, as the dances set to Vince De Jesus’ “Songs to Slash Your Wrist By” are …

Two fresh productions are set to bring Ballet Philippines (BP)’s 46th Season off to a good start. On September 12, 13, and 19, the company will perform Body Positive +, A Dance Gala for HIV Awareness. September 20 brings the comeback of Hugot Sa Rosas, featuring Ballet Philippines 2, BP’s junior performing arm. The performances …

TFM Review: Ballet Manila’s Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang by Pia de Ungria   Every movement was a dialogue spoken in Ballet – and the best part, we all understood. We didn’t even know we spoke Ballet-nese. Ballet Manila opened its 20th season with a nod to our colorful culture, by staging three stories from …

TFM Review: Ballet Manila’s Flight 1 and 2 by Pia de Ungria These were two flights anybody shouldn’t miss. There is no chance of rebooking, and missing it is missing out on an experience of a lifetime. And believe me, with Lisa Macuja-Elizalde acting as your flight attendant, you know you are going to be …

Congratulations Ballet Manila!!! ‪#‎Repost‬ @balletmanila with @repostapp. BM Victorious! Our dancers hauled a total of 17 medals in different categories, including the Grand Prix, the top prize in the competition! Filipino pride!