Ballet Manila's "East meets West in Manila" June 18, 2011

Announcement from Ballet Manila

Ballet Manila announces 2011-2012 world tour; one-night-only preview

Ballet Manila will have a one-night-only performance of "East meets West in Manila," a preview of the London and Ireland legs of its 2011-2012 season world tour, on June 18, 7:30pm at Star Theater, Star City Complex, Pasay City.

Ballet Manila's world tour this year includes Singapore, Korea and Indonesia.

Four shows are set for June 30-July 2 at the Shaw Theatre in London. The performances are being presented with the Philippine Embassy in London and the Intercultural Society of London.

In Ireland, 18 BM dancers will perform from July 4-9 at the Cork Opera House, University Concert Hall in Limerick City, the Millennium Forum at Derry City, and the Dublin Convention Center.

From July 15-17, BM will stage a co-production with the Singapore Dance Theater (SDT) in performances at the open-air Fort Canning Park . SDT will then fly to Manila to mount the same show at the Aliw Theater from July 29-30.

This co-production will feature both Filipino and Singaporean dance pieces, as well as Philippine premieres of choreographies by George Balanchine. This exchange is also made possible through Kantor Pos Physical Theater.

From Sept. 4-11, BM will travel to South Korea for shows at the Fifth World Gyeongju Culture Expo 2011 and will return to South Korea from Sept. 30 to Oct. 9 for the Andong International Mask Festival.

The world tour concludes when the company travels to Jakarta, Indonesia for a series of shows with Ballet Indonesia from Jan. 27-29, 2012.

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