Friday, February 13, 2009

Ballet Philippines caps 39th season with Neo-Filipino

Ballet Philippines, the country’s premiere dance company, closes it 39th season with "Neo-Filipino," a suite of electrifying dances that pay homage to Filipino heritage and culture.

A highlight of "Neo-Filipino" is the highly- anticipated revival of BP founding artistic director Alice Reyes' "Amada," a now-classic dance piece inspired by "Tatarin" and "Summer Solstice," two stories by National Artist Nick Joaquin. "Amada" explores the mysteries of the Tatarin ritual.

Meanwhile, live music by Kalayo (formerly Pinikpikan) will serve as inspiration for the world premiere of "KatiTaog," a work by Ballet Philippines ' artistic director Max Luna III--his first work created especially for the company.

The world premiere of "Ulaging-Daog-dog Sa Sang Libong Kulog," by BP resident choreographer Alden Lugnasin, draws on a fusion of live music, ethnic instruments, movement, drama and contemporary dance to expose the plight of the indigenous Lumads of Mindanao. The music for "Ulaging" is composed by Roberto Aves with vocals by Grace Nono.

For this season–ender production, BP is pleased to once again offer discounts to students with ID (50-percent off) and seniors (20-percent off). Special discount rates are also available for school groups.

Performances of "Neo-Filipino" are slated on March 12,(8 p.m.), March 13 (3 p.m./8 p.m.), March 14 (3 p.m./8 p.m.), and March 15 (10 a.m./3 p.m.) at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) of the CCP.

For ticket information, call Ticketworld 8919999, CCP Box Office 8323704l or BP 5510221/5511003//8326011. Visit

1 comment:

Yffar (^^,) said...

ay! ilang beses ko na napanood ang ballet philippines..

ang galing nila

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