Last Sunday, July 8 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon I was able to witness ballet for the second time; the first one was way back my in high school years. I was given the chance to watch the season opener of SONGS at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on its third day courtesy of Ms. Rhea Bautista of Ballet Philippines. A million thanks to her :) Although I know very little about ballet I am still attracted to this classical and artistic form of dance, something that I am certainly not capable of doing. Grace and precision of dancing is what ballet is all about that always puzzle and amaze me. Ballet Philippines proudly present their champions that brought pride to our country in a new grand pas de deux created especially for them.
I got to secure a camera pass in order to take some snapshots of the show. Otherwise, I won't be able to share with you the following photos. Along with my fellow bloggers, I am seated at the orchestra seat fronting the stage. Lucky us.
Carissa Adea in "This Is My Life" by Alden Lugnasin
It was a bold gala of local and international works featuring works by BP artistic director Paul Alexander Morales, Agnes Locsin, Alden Lugnasin, Hazel Sabas-Gower, French choreographer Redha, and Australian Mark Rosolini, Songs will premiere a new work by Augustus Damian III on Candice Adea, who recently won first prize at the 2012 Helsinki International Ballet Competition, and Jean Marc Cordero, Adea’s partner who won a Special Jury Award at the same event.
Now, I can't wait to witness another ballet show like Neo-Filipino: Anting, Rama Hari, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream- something that we should be really proud of and could be as amazingly impressive as their previous shows.. For tickets contact Ballet Philippines at 551-1003, 551-7919, 624-5701or visit Ballet Philippines at the 4th Floor Cultural Center of the Philippines Bldg., CCP Complex, Pasay City