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I'm excited to catch "Encantada," which I have only seen production photos of and heard stories about. A dancer who was in the original staging told me he had to carry two female dancers (one in each arm) and run around like a crazy person at one point in the show.
Announcement from Ballet Philippines
Ballet Philippines announces line-up for its 42nd Season (2011-2012)
After a successful 41st season "The Heroes’ Journey,"
Ballet Philippines is pleased to announce its
42nd season "Faces of Eve"
(In celebration of the centennial of the United Nations’recognition of women’s rights)
Encantada, a full-length modern dance choreographed by Agnes Locsin, danced to the live music of Joey Ayala with an environmental theme set in the Philippines during the Spanish era. Encantada has been toured in Japan and Visayas and Mindanao. August 12-14, CCP Main Theater
Inamorata is our mixed bill gala where we highlight the company’s vast and diverse repertoire that includes immortal classics and fresh contemporary works. September 23-25, CCP Main Theater
The Sleeping Beauty is the most classical of classical ballets. Our holiday offering will take audiences to a magnificent world of princesses, fairies, and the power of true love’s kiss. With all new sets, costumes and an international guest artist, music will be performed live by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in evening shows. December 2-4 and 8-11, CCP Main Theater
Womb (Neo-Filipino 2012) New dance works are birthed at the season ender, featuring mixed media collaborations with leading Filipina choreographers and artists lead by Neo-Filipino creator Denisa Reyes. February 2012, CCP Little Theater
For the past 41 years since the company was founded by Alice Reyes with the support of Eddie Elejar, BP has always pushed the boundaries of dance while infusing the rich, unique and diverse culture and heritage of the Philippines. This is evidenced in its treasure trove of over 400 original works. It is the first resident company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and remains to be the longest-running dance company in Southeast Asia.
Season subscriptions are now available at Php3,600 per person and Php15,000 per box.
Subscribers enjoy the following:
- 20% off on regularly priced tickets
- Invitations to exclusive in-program or out-of-season events
- Complimentary souvenir program per production
Contact +632-551-0144 or +632-345-6601 or visit www.balletphilippines.org
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