This February, the debut of three ballerinas in the career-defining dual role of Odette/Odile in Ballet Philippines’ “Swan Lake”. Principal dancer Denise Parungao, soloist Jemima Reyes, and former principal dancer Candice Adea rise to the challenge and are ready to wow their audience together with their partners, Garry Corpuz, Joseph Philips and Victor Maguad.
Together with Margie Moran portraying as Queen Mother.
Based on Germanic folk tales coupled with Russian traditions, “Swan Lake” weaves drama and dance together in an unparalleled spectacle. The ballet tells a timeless story of magic, love, and forgiveness through the ingenious choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. It centers around Odette, a princess under a curse that traps her in swan form during the day, and Prince Siegfried, an idealistic royal under pressure to find a suitable bride.
Nonoy Froilan restages “Swan Lake” after Petipa and Ivanov. Set designer Ohm David shall combine grand scale and psychological intimacy. His magnificent designs pit Edwardian splendour against the spectral beauty of the white acts.
James Reyes’ dramatic costumes shall emphasize the contrast between human and spirit worlds, in shimmering fabrics and designs create a magical setting.
EXCERPTS from “Swan Lake” are photographed below. Jemima as the White Swan with Victor and Denise as the Black Swan with Garry.
“Swan Lake” runs at the CCP Main Theater on February 24-26 and March 3-5, 2017. The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura will perform the music live during the gala nights on February 24, February 25, and March 3.