Five Reasons Why You Should Watch Ballet Manila’s 22nd Season “Flights of Fantasy”
Ballet Manila’s 2nd Performance Season titled “Flights of Fantasy” is opening this month, and based on the press preview – it’s definitely something you can’t miss. This year’s repertoire “soars high” with two world premieres, one classical ballet, and an unforgettable edition of a Ballet Manila original. If that’s not enough reason for you to check it out, we’ve listed down five reasons.
1. See “Ibong Adarna” like you’ve never seen it before.
We’ve all had to read this book back in high school, but Ballet Manila’s production breathes new life to the story. This Filipino Legend comes alive with fabulous costumes and breathtaking choreography.
2. Relive your childhood with Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s “Snow White.”
You can bring the whole family for this show, as the Prima Ballerina promises an entertaining mix of the Disney and classic versions—truly a production that will be loved by all.
3. Get an introduction to classical ballet 101 with “Swan Lake.”
If you’re new to the ballet, “Swan Lake” is a great introduction, as this is the show that puts classical ballet on the map. This will also serve as an introduction for Ballet Manila and its Vaganova roots.
4. Watch ballet dancers dancing to your favorite contemporary songs.
If you’re a fan of both ballet and pop music, “Ballet & Ballads” is perfect for you! Watch them dance to contemporary tunes and witness them shatter the ballet stereotype. Also, Christian Bautista will sweep you off your feet with his smooth voice.
5. All the beautiful and handsome dancers!
Having good-looking dancers is just really a bonus to the already beautiful productions, but it doesn’t hurt to fawn over them!
Ballet Manila’s 22nd Performance Season “Flights of Fantasy” opens this August 26 with the world premiere of “Ibong Adarna.” Tickets are now available at www.ticketworld.com.