Ballet Manila "Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang" Aug 19-28, 2011

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Announcement from Ballet Manila

Ballet Manila brings back its most popular and critically acclaimed production of "Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang" as its 16th season opener. The trio of endearing tales from the beloved Filipino storyteller will go onstage on August 19, 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2011 at the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

Young ballerina Missy Elizalde will dance as “Ate Missy” who, along with veteran TV and radio talent Luz Fernandez as Lola Basyang, will be weaving the three stories together.

Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang is set to captivate audiences once more with dance and music artistry at its finest, combined with colorful sets and costumes.

Co-presented by Anvil Publishing, Bellarocca Island Resorts and Spa, Aliw Theater and Manila Broadcasting Company, the all-Filipino production features the following enchantment-filled and value-laden stories:

Ang Prinsipe ng Mga Ibon, a love story about the search and sacrifice for true love, as a princess falls in love with a bird,  choreographed by Osias Barroso with music from selected National Artists as arranged by Mon Faustino;

Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Marya, a fantasy set to contemporary neo-ethnic music which follows a hero’s journey to different kingdoms in search of his bewitched sisters, choreographed by Lisa Macuja-Elizalde to the music of Joey Ayala; and

Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin, a local Pied Piper tale with the hero, through his magical violin, showing how good ultimately triumphs over evil, choreographed by Tony Fabella with music by Ryan Cayabyab and arrangement by Arnold Buena.

The stories in the Ballet Manila production are based on the Anvil Publishing editions of Severino Reyes’ classics, as retold by author Christine Bellen and illustrated by Panch Alcaraz.

Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang is also sponsored by Bank of Singapore, Island Rose and Star City. Contact Ticketworld at 891-9999 or SM Tickets at 470-2222.

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