A Masters’ Class: Ballet Manila’s The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess To Feature Renowned Master Artists
The second act for the 21st performance season of the country’s leading ballet company, Ballet Manila, 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.
A production that pays tribute to one of the world’s most distinguished composers, Peter Tschaikovsky, whose masterpieces are immortalized in classical ballet, The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess goes on stage on October 14 and 15 at 8:00p.m., and on October 16 at 3:00p.m at the Aliw Theater. It features excerpts from three of the master composer’s most celebrated works, namely Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty.
Of course, Ballet Manila knows that honoring a legend will require only the best. That’s why the ballet company is bringing together some of the world’s most notable artists for this production, including Kremlin Ballet Theater’s Premier Danseur, Mikhail Martynyuk, and Maestro Alexander Vikulov of the Mariinsky Theater, who will be conducting the Manila Symphony Orchestra for the ballet’s live musical scoring. In addition, veteran theater and TV actor, Miguel Faustmann, will assume the role of Peter Tchaikovsky.
Joining these masters are some of Ballet Manila’s strongest Vaganova Academy style-trained danseurs and ballerinas, including Abigail Oliveiro who will dance the role of Odette, Dawna Mangahas who is playing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and Katherine Barkman who will dance as the well-loved princess Aurora.
The Swan, The Fairy, and The Princess is co-presented by the Manila Broadcasting Company, Star City, and Aliw Theater. Other sponsors include ACS Manufacturing Corporation, First United Corporation, Papa John’s Pizza, Hot Star Chicken, Oasis Paco Park Hotel, Microtel Wyndham Hotels, Island Rose, and Philcom.
Revenge of the Classics
Ballet Manila’s 21st performance season pays homage to some of the most memorable and technically challenging classical ballets that were ever made. Aptly named Revenge of the Classics, the new season also features Rebel: EDSA 30, a symbolic retelling of the events that transpired during the EDSA Revolution.; Don Quixote, which is essentially a ballet retelling of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel and; Cinderella, which according to Ballet Manila promises to stay true to the animated feature that generations of young girls and boys loved.
For more information about the shows, including ticket prices and schedules, you may visit www.balletmanila.com.ph or follow Ballet Manila on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Tickets are also available through all Ticketworld outlets. Please call 8919999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph, for more information. In addition, those who Subscription Programs, which offer up to 50% discount on ticket prices. For details, you may visit www.ticketworld.com.ph/balletmanila/Online/ and click on ‘View Details’ under ‘Season Subscription Program’.
About Ballet Manila
Founded in 1995 by Prima Ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and Osias Barroso, Ballet Manila is the country’s premier classical dance company. With the mission of connecting both ballet and the people, the company, which puts education at the forefront of its priorities, is well-known as the only Philippine dance company to adopt and strictly adhere to the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet style of dancing, which is well-regarded the world over as the most disciplined and technically-superior style. The company currently has 65 artists under its wing, all of whom have been trained in the Vaganova Academy style of dancing. The company boasts of a solid repertoire that consists of some of the most technically challenging and timeless ballet favorites.