Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pusong Wagas and Remembering Sleeping Beauty

Ballet Philippines' 42nd Season will end with undying love as it stage "Pusong Wagas." This all-new contemporary ballet will be shown on February 17 to 19 at the CCP Little Theater.

Pusong Wagas
"Set in pre-colonial Manila, the story highlights the exemplary love of Luyong, a gifted carpenter, and Manda, a tribal princess, and their sacrifice in the face of the coming foreign invaders. This work is co-produced by the City of Mandaluyong and Hon. Mayor Benjamin Abalos Jr. "

February 17 at 3PM & 8PM, February 18 at 3PM & 8PM and February 19 at 10AM & 3PM
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Tickets: P1000 and P600

For tickets call:
Ticketworld at  891-9999
Ballet Philippines at 551-1003, 551-7919
CCP Box Office at 832-3704

This would be a great show to see this coming Valentine's Day weekend!

+ Remembering Sleeping Beauty

"A ballet in a prologue and three acts."
Last December, my daughter and I watched Ballet Philippines performance of the Sleeping Beauty, one of the most beloved classical ballets.

I am thankful for the tickets from Ballet Philippines and the good seats as well. We were given the 3rd row front seats, making my daughter enjoyed the show even more.

Based on the popular story, the ballet begins with the Christening of the newborn Princess Aurora. She receives gifts from fairy godmothers and  guests from all over the land.  When the  dark evil fairy Carabosse makes a sudden appearance, the royal festivity comes to a halt. Carabosse was furious because she was not invited. She cast an  evil curse on the Princess. Lilac Fairy  softens the curse. Princess Aurora will not die but sleep for a hundred years and the curse will only be broken by the kiss of true love.

with Caraboose

with Lilac Fairy

Sleeping Beauty had truly enchanted everyone. Aside from the dances, the sets, costumes, live  orchestral music and international guest performers were truly magnificent.  The royalties, fairies, cavaliers and all the royal guests in the halls of the grand palace were spectacular. The Bluebird pas de deux dance is equally amazing. Some well-loved fairy tale characters such as Little Red Riding Hood and Puss n’ Boots and the White Cat were also present to brighten the festivities.

with The White Cat

with Red Riding Hood and The White Cat

After the Lilac Fairy led Prince Desire to where Seeping Beauty is, and the prophecy was fulfilled, the rest of the royals and courts awaken. The great hall was then filled with the grand wedding of Princess Aurora to Prince Desire.

with Sleeping Beauty


Again, thank you Ballet Philippines for the show tickets!


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