Now Streaming: ‘Puso ng Pasko’ Christmas Ballet is Online
The Alice Reyes Dance Philippines’ (ARDP) Christmas ballet, Puso ng Pasko, will be streaming at The Metropolitan Theater’s Facebook page starting at 6pm tonight.
Conceptualized by Alice Reyes Dance Philippines’ Artistic Director Ronelson Yadao, with musical arrangements by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, the show has been staged 3 times this year, first at the CCP Main Theater (December 2 to 4), then at the Metropolitan Theater (December 17 to 18), and finally at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater as part of its Come Home to Christmas holiday special.
The streaming production was shot from the Metropolitan Theater, featuring the dancers from ARDP and the CCP Professional Artist Support Program, accompanied by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth, and the Ryan Cayabyab Singers.
A tale that most Filipinos can relate to, it centers on the memories of Lolo Val (played by Audie Gemora), now living abroad in New Jersey, who regales his young granddaughter Angelita, with accounts of the magical Christmases of his youth in Tres Reyes with his barkada.
Choreographed by Yadao with Erl Sorilla, John Ababon, AL Abraham, Dan Dayo, Bonnie Guerrero, and Lester Reguindin, the show’s creative team also includes Eric Cruz (production design), Barbara Tan-Tiongco (lighting design), Dennis Maristany (Costume Consultant), and Eljay Castro Deldoc as co-librettist with input from Carlos Siguion-Reyna.
You can watch the full production below.