‘Puso ng Pasko’ Christmas Ballet Staged for Free this December
The very first all-original Filipino Christmas ballet, Puso ng Pasko, will be back on stage, this time at the Metropolitan Theater on December 17 and 18.
A tale that most Filipinos can relate to, it centers on the memories of Lolo Val (played by Audie Gemora), now living abroad in California, who regales his young granddaughter Angelita, with accounts of the magical Christmases of his youth in Tres Reyes with his barkada.
Puso ng Pasko is conceptualized by Alice Reyes Dance Philippines’ Artistic Director Ronelson Yadao, with musical arrangements by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab.
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.
Puso ng Pasko features dancers from multiple generations including students from Alice Reyes Dance Philippines and artists from the CCP Professional Artist Support Program’s Regional Dance Training Program, as well as former veteran dance artists.
You can watch the December 17 Matinee Show (2PM) for free by filling up the form here. To watch the December 17 Gala Show (7PM) for free, sign up here. The evening show will feature the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth with Ryan Cayabyab conducting.