Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ballet Philippines Present : Dance Spring (Pagsibol) in there 46th Season

Sabi nga nila lahat tayo dumaan sa pagbabago kung saan sa pagbabago na iyon ay dapat maging malakas, wais at magaling na tayo kumpara sa ating nakaraan sapagkat ang pagbabago na ito ay isang preseso ng buhay. Kung ang lahat ng bagay ay nagbabago dapat ka rin makiayon dito.

May mga bagbabago na dapat alam mo at gamay mo ito sapagkat maari kang kainin nito ng hindi mo namamalayan.

Kaya naman dahil diyan hinahahandog ng Ballet Philippines sa kanilang 46th Season ang Dance Spring o Pagsibol.

Isa ako sa mga natutuwang makita ang ilan sa mga ballerino at ballerina nila sapagkat pangarap ko din na sumayaw sa entablado sapamamagitan ng ballet ngunit subalit parang ayaw naman ata ng ballet sa akin kaya naman nakuntento na lamang ako sa panonood sa kanila. Talaga naman kahanga-hangang panoorin lalo na pa na ang ilan sa kanilang ay naging junior pricipal dancer, soloist, at iba pa.

Narito ang sampu (10) dahilan kung bakit mo nga ba papanoorin ang 46th season ng Ballet Philippines.

1. A new generation of dancers is on the rise.

With the marked blossoming of young talent in the past season, 8 dancers have risen in the company’s ranks: Denise Parungao is the newest Junior Principal Dancer, Cyril Aran Fallar rises to the rank of Principal Soloist, Monica Amanda Gana and Jemima Sanielle Reyes are promoted as Junior Soloists, Mark Anthony Grantos and Christopher Niño Royeca become Company Members, and Ian Nick Tiba and Stephanie Eunice Cabral are now Junior Company Members. The company also welcomes six new apprentices into Ballet Philippines II.

2. BP alumnus Enrico Labayen returns to Ballet Philippines with “Cloth”.

Excerpt from Bolero with Jean Marc Cordero and Rita Angela Winder.

A dance of two men that investigates missed opportunities for meaningful connections and unrequited emotions, “Cloth” won Labayen the 1997 Isadora Duncan award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography. Labayen studied and danced with Ballet Philippines before pursuing a dance career in the United States. A staunch AIDS advocate, Labayen is HIV positive himself. “Cloth” will be part of the mixed bill, Body Positive + set for September.

3. Talents blossom as “Hugot Sa Rosas” makes a comeback at the CCP Little Theater.

As Long As I Can Wait - Christopher Niño Royeca
After a successful two-night run at BP Studio One, the company and BP II brings  “Hugot Sa Rosas” to the theater at last. Ready your heart, as the dances set to Vince De Jesus’ “Songs to Slash Your Wrist By” are sure to plunge you into the depths of love. The show will run for one night only, on September 20.

4. Music, movement, and film come together and bear fruit in “Where the Light Settles”.

A short film comprised of three music videos, “Where the Light Settles” stars Denise Parungao and Timothy Paul Cabrera. Through the direction of AJ Orlina and choreography by Paul Alexander Morales, Gillianne Therese Gequinto, and Erl Emmanuel Sorilla, it explores a couple’s struggle brought about by mental illness.  Where the Light Settles is a Ballet Philippines and Sindikato presentation of an Alter the Native and Smashed Pumpkin Projects film. It will be shown during “Hugot Sa Rosas”.

View the trailer here: 

5. Rajo Laurel weaves Philippine fashion and fabric into Sarong Banggi.
Excerpt from Sarong Banggi - Denise Parungao, Earl John Arisola, Timothy Paul Cabrera, Monica Amanda Gana
No tulle and spandex this time – Rajo Laurel is set to design the costumes for BP’s October production, Sarong Banggi. For this weekend-long production run, Filipino choreographers, dancers, music, and fashion come together in a lavish celebration of Philippine art.

6. Fly to Neverland this Christmas!

Up, up away with Peter Pan this coming Christmas.
All it takes is a little faith, trust, and pixie dust (care of renowned aerialists Flying by Foy), and we’re off! We’re thrilled to be bringing Neverland back to our stage for the sixth time. Our Christmas will be truly magical thanks to our adventures with Peter Pan, the Darlings, and the Lost Boys this December!

7. Art fills the stage in Opera: A Rebirth in Arabesque.

The awesome ballet of the "Black Swan Pas De Deux" of Ballet Philippines.
Jean Marc Cordero & Jemima Sanielle Reyes
With the quality and quantity of contemporary Filipino artists rising into the spotlight, the Philippine art scene has never been more vibrant than it is today. Ballet Philippines takes part in a new and exciting collaboration between artists and art forms – Opera: A Rebirth in Arabesque. Redha Benteifour and Alden Lugnasin are set to transform Gabriel Barredo’s surrealist installation entitled “Opera” into a contemporary ballet for the CCP Main Theater stage in February.

8. Ballet Philippines represents at the Asia Pacific Dance Festival in Hawaii.

On the first of many international trips BP is set to make this season, the company is set to showcase its unique and diverse repertoire at the Asia Pacific Dance Festival, hosted by the University of Hawaii. Ballet Philippines is one of two dance companies participating in the festival. To foster cultural exchange, our Artistic Director Paul Alexander Morales will be facilitating lectures as well as teaching classes in repertoire and technique.

9. “Master Pieces” travels to the Middle East.

After touring the US West Coast and Canada last season, BP brings its critically acclaimed “Master Pieces” to four cities in the Middle East, namely: Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; Manama, Bahrain; and Doha, Qatar. This trip is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

10. New partnerships expand the Ballet Philippines Dance School across the metro.

Aside from the established studios in CCP and SM Aura, BPDS establishes ties with dance & fitness studios within Metro Manila to bring its unique brand of ballet, contemporary dance, and dance fitness classes to a wider market. Watch out for BP-taught classes in Daloy Dance Studio and Pasig Youth Development Center.

Ballet Philippines (BP) is the flagship professional classical and contemporary dance company in the country. A resident company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, it was founded in 1969 by Alice Reyes and Eddie Elejar. It is widely recognized today as a cornerstone of the contemporary Filipino identity. The Ballet Philippines Dance School continues to produce dancers of international caliber.

Connect to Ballet Philippines online through the following social media networks:

Twitter: @balletph
Instagram: @balletphilippines
YouTube: balletph

To join in the Ballet Philippines conversation, use our official hashtags: #balletph,  #dancespring, & #pagsibol.

BP celebrates its 46th anniversary season under the direction of Paul Alexander Morales. Witness the rise of a new generation of Philippine dance in Dance Spring [Pagsibol].

So alam ninyo na guys kung bakit kailangan mong abangan ang Ballet Philippines Present : Dance Spring (Pagsibol) in there 46th Season.

For inquiries, visit, send an email to, or call Ballet Philippines at 551-1003. For tickets and reservations, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999.

See you at the ballet!

More photos of Ballet Philippines 46th Season at AXLPowerhouse Fanpage.


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