Ballet Philippines is now in its 45th year and to celebrate the Sapphire year, they unveiled their new studio not far from CCP. Christened as Studio One, the new studio is for the use of Ballet Philippines within the CCP Complex. BP started sharing rooms with Philharmonic Orchestra at the CCP Building. Their first studio is located at SM Aura.
In addition to the Sapphire season, they also launched their upcoming productions for this year and the next. This July, they will kick off the season with La Revolucion Filipina, an BP original ballet choreographed by Andrea Locsin based on our nation's history. It solely focused on Mabini since it happens to be the sesquicentennial birthday of the Brain of the Revolution.
This is will show the interpretation in ballet form if Mabini can dance. Libretto by Dennis Marasigan and music by Ryan Cayabyab. Other productions to be anticipated includes Giselle, Cinderella, Manhid and a lot more.
|Inside Studio One|
Besides the seasonal productions, Ballet Philippines is sending some of their dancers to compete internationally in June and July. As a geek, I am anticipating Manhid because its a pinoy superhero musicale with the music of Eraserheads. Not only that it involves the superhero genre but it is original pinoy superheroes created for the musicale and their names are pre-colonial.
|Sample number on upcoming productions|
Not only I got to see the sample of future productions of Ballet Philippines, I also witness the alumni of BP joined the launch to show support. For more updates and upcoming productions of Ballet Philippines, follow this blog or like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.