Monday, July 25, 2011

Ballet Philippines Opens its 42nd Season

Ballet Philippines (BP), now on its 42nd season, will once again mesmerize audiences with classical and contemporary dances featuring some of the country's most talented ballet dancers.

This coming August 12 to 14, there will be a re-staging of Agnes Locsin's Encantada which was initially premiered in 1992. It is a story about man's destruction of the environment set in the country during the Spanish colonial era. BP's principal dancer, Candice Adea, as the Encantada, mesmerized us with a hauntingly beautiful number during the press conference. She is so graceful! I am not surprised to find out that she recently received awards at the First Boston International Ballet Competition along with Jean Marc Cordero, who plays the Estranjero in Encantada.

Watch out for the September show entitled Inamorata which will showcase the many faces of women, love, dance, and art (September 23 to 25); December's show which is Sleeping Beauty (December 2 to 11); and February 2012's show called Wagas, the retelling of Mandaluyong's legend.

For tickets, log on to Ticketworld or call (2) 891-9999. For other details, please get in touch with Ballet Philippines at (2) 551-1003, (2) 345-6601 or visit
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