Ballet is a high form of art – it requires great discipline, resulting in its dancers making difficult movements seem effortless. It used to be reserved for only those of society’s elite to see. But that’s all changing nowadays with Ballet Manila.
Founded in 1995 in the Philippines by Prima Ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, together with Osias Barroso, Ballet Manila has always aimed to connect the performance art to the people.
And they’re staying true to that mission through “The Swan, The Fairy, And The Princess,” the second act of their 21st performance season, which will bring together some of today’s most esteemed names in the international and local art scene for an unforgettable showcase of talent and mastery of their respective crafts.
It will pay tribute to one of the world’s most distinguished composers, Peter Tschaikovsky, when it goes on stage at the Aliw Theatre on October 14 and 15 at 8PM and October 16 at 3PM.
Joining Kremlin Ballet Theater’s Premier Danseur, Mikhail Martynyuk, in the production are veteran Theatre and TV actor Miguel Faustmann, who will assume the role of Tschaikovsky; Maestro Alexander Vikulov of the Mariinsky Theater, who will be conducting the Manila Symphony Orchestra for the ballet’s live musical scoring; Ballet Manila’s strongest Vaganova Academy style-trained danseurs and ballerinas such as Abigail Olivero as Odette; Dawna Mangahas as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker; and Katherine Barkman who will dance as the well-loved princess Aurora.
So if you want to treat yourself to a day of culture and art, get your tickets at TicketWorld now! Gold seats cost PHP1,545; Silver seats are PHP1,030; and Bronze seats cost PHP545.
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