Ballet Manila's "World Stars of Ballet" June 8-9, 2012

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Announcement from Ballet Manila

Natalia Kremen and
David Makhateli of The Royal Ballet
Ballet Manila

“World Stars of Ballet”

Featuring ten acclaimed principal dancers from respected international dance companies.

June 8-9, 7:30 p.m.
Aliw Theater, Star City, CCP Complex, Pasay City

American Ballet Theatre’s Paloma Herrera and Maxim Beloserkovsky
The Royal Ballet’s David Makhateli and Natalia Kremen
Mariinsky Theatre’s Daria Pavlenko and Yevgeny Ivanchenko
English National Ballet’s Dmitri Gruzdev
Kremlin Ballet’s Aleksandra Timofeeva
Norwegian National Ballet’s Yoel Carreno and Yolanda Correa Frias
Ballet Manila's Lisa Macuja-Elizalde

Two dancers from Ballet Manila who have been accepted to the Beijing International Ballet competition will be performing side-by-side the ballet superstars.

Yoel Carreno and Yolanda Correa Frias
of the Norwegian National Ballet
The pas de deux from Balanchine's "Apollo” and “Diamonds,” never performed before in Manila.

Romeo and Juliet Balcony pas de deux
Giselle pas de deux
Le Corsaire pas de deux
Don Quixote grande pas de deux

Original choreographies done especially for Ballet Manila

Ballet Manila artistic director Liza Macuja-Elizalde points out that the repertoire will combine classical, neoclassical and modern dance pieces.

Charity beneficiary
Macuja-Elizalde and Makhateli, who partnered her in last year's “Swan Lake,” are staging this production specifically to raise funds for Project Ballet Futures. A personal initiative of Macuja-Elizalde, the program aims to give talented underprivileged children an opportunity to make classical ballet their professional career.

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