REVIEW: Ballet Manila Presents Snow White

A large chunk of my childhood at home was spent watching Disney classics such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Snow White. The latter is one of my favorites because of the magic in its story and the tale of good triumphing over evil. Its multidimensional characters also hooked me to the story. With that said, it is no surprise that I am more than stoked when I received an invite from Ballet Manila to attend the world premiere of Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s Snow White. 

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Ballet Manila Presents: Swan Lake

Following the incredible success of Gerardo Francisco’s Ibong Adarna, Ballet Manila brings in another ballet classic for their 22nd Performance Season “Flights of Fantasy”. The country’s premier ballet company soars yet again with the re-staging of Swan Lake. Ballet Manila’s production is both a part of the company’s commitment to produce at least one classic ballet in every season’s repertoire and to bring in brilliance and grandeur.

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Ibong Adarna's ensemble cast

REVIEW: Ballet Manila’s Ibong Adarna

Ibong Adarna is a staple reading requirement among high school students. It is about the hunt for the elusive bird with magical healing properties. Truly, a classic. To push for Ballet Manila’s advocacy to ‘bring ballet to the people and bring people to ballet,’ they adapted the lore to kick off the 22nd performance season of the dance company. Entitled Flights of Fantasy, the season will feature familiar narratives on stage.

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