Saturday, February 23, 2008

Ballet Philippines' 'Latin Heat'

Ballet Philippines, the country's premiere dance company, caps its 38th season with the sensual, flamboyant rhythms of the salsa, rumba, bossa nova, reggae and Caribbean music in "Latin Heat."

Featured choreographers for this dance spectacle are Alden Lugnasin, Jeffrey Espejo and Naomi Tolome-Jaena. BP Artistic Director is Bam Damian. Executive Director is Sandy Hontiveras.

Special guest performers are the Guitar Friends Ensemble composed of guitar aficionados from various fields: Maestro Jose Valdez, professor of music and classical guitarist; Armando "Tabo" Derecho, classical guitarist and luthier; Greg Yu, businessman and sportsman; Vince Abella, professional and entrepreneur; Jady Vitug, businessman; Dr. Diony Cruz, a general surgeon; Rich Hontiveros-Griner, guitar student of the Saint Scholastica's School of Music; Ma-An Hontiveros, BP President and media executive; and Antonio "Tony Boy" Cojuangco.

Adding more heat to this Latin extravaganza is Salsa Manila, the foremost salsa group in the Philippines headed by Ms. Christine Hipe.

Latin Heat runs March 14-16 at the CCP Little Theater. For more information, call 5510221, 5511003 or 8326011, or email


vina said...

Thanks for this info!

rodel said...

wow! at last nakita ko rin ang pictures nila..tnx for this one bro.. i'm also a fan of these performers..

in fact, i had a wonderful experience with them during my college days in bohol when i was with a theater pa.. bat wala si ms. denisa reyes??? is she out na sa group? she was kc my artistic director when i did my solo performance.. BTW, do u have a copy of "swimming the ilog pasig" na performance nila?,.. t'was really a great performance..

tnx for this one..

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