“WINGS:” Ballet Philippines Soars High on its 47th Season

The casts of “FIREBIRD and other ballets” with (from Top L-R) Mr.Paul Morales, Ballet Philippines Artistic Director; Ms.Margie Moran, Ballet Philippines President; Ms.Tessa Prieto Valdes, Mr.Mark Higgins,Costume Designer ‘Firebird,’ Mr.George Birkadze, Choreographer ‘Firebird’

On its 47th Season, Ballet Philippines aims to soar higher, reach greater heights and go further, hence the theme “Wings.” The company seeks to bring ballet to a wider audience and make everyone from all walks of life excited about seeing ballet performances.

To cater to varied tastes, the company prepared a line up of really exciting adaptations of contemporary works and stories that are well known and loved by Filipinos. Expect to see a fusion of bolder choreography, edgier music and fashion in all of this season’s performances.

Last August 2 at the CCP Main Theater Lobby, Ballet Philippines held a press conference to launch their initial offering for this season, “FIREBIRD and other ballets.” The show is a mixed bill of contemporary and neo-classical works, featuring the pieces “Ne Neh Ledej”  by David Campos, “Moving Two” by Dwight Rodrigazo, “Shifting Wait” by Carlo Pacis, and an all-new “Firebird” choreographed by George Birkadze.

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“FIREBIRD and other ballets” will run for one weekend: August 19, 8:00 PM, August 20 & 21, 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). For inquiries, visit www.ballet.ph, send an email to [email protected], or call Ballet Philippines at 551-1003.

Here are some snaps during the presscon:


Mr. Toots Tolentino welcoming the press and other guests during the presscon


Welcome remarks by Ms. Margie Moran, President of the Ballet Philippines
Mr. Paul Alexander Morales, Ballet Philippines Artistic Director introduces Ballet Philippines 47th Season, themed “Wings”


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Ms.Tessa Prieto Valdes gracing Ballet Philippines 47th Season presscon

The rest of the productions lined up for Ballet Philippines’ 47th Season include: “Bagong Sayaw” on September 9-18 at the CCP Studio Theater, “Crisostomo Ibarra back to back with “Simoun” on October 21-23 at the CCP Main Theater, “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko” on December 2-11 at the CCP Main Theater, and a full length production of “Swan Lake”, from February 24 to March 5, at the CCP Main Theater.


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