Friday, July 22, 2016

#TheaterPH - Revenge of the Classics - Ballet Manila's 21st Season Performance

The country’s premier ballet company, Ballet Manila, is opening its 21st season this August 2016 by paying homage to some of the acts that have laid down the foundation of every other ballet production and have remained in the hearts and minds of audiences across the world for generations. 
Aptly named Revenge of the Classics, the new season will feature three classics and one contemporary piece that has won the hearts of many Filipinos. 

Prima Ballerina Lisa Macuja Elizalde welcoming the guests for Ballet Manila's 21st Season Press Launch


“Nothing beats the classics. There’s something about classical tales and pieces that is just so magical that they stay in your memory forever,” shares Prima Ballerina and Ballet Manila’s Artistic Director and CEO, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde. “Technically speaking, you can’t cheat when you’re doing the classics; there’s just no way. Revenge of the Classics invokes the same spirit that guided us when we founded the company in 1995. My Russian mentor, Tatiana Udalenkova, often reminded me that every season should have a classical production because it is in doing the classics that the company becomes strong. Our 21st season will showcase the power and grace that enable our ballerinas and danseurs to perform these extremely difficult classical ballet roles.”

Rebel: EDSA 30

Revenge of the Classics opens this August 19 with Rebel: EDSA 30. Choreographed by British choreographer Martin Lawrance and featuring music from Spartacus by world-renowned Armenian composer, Aram Khachaturian, this modern classic gained much traction when it debuted in February because of its historical relevance and its touching combination of nationalistic music and strong choreography. Similar to when it was last staged, this season’s production of Rebel: EDSA 30 will feature Joanna Ampil as the voice of Inang Bayan, and performances by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga. Rebel: EDSA 30 will be shown at the Aliw Theater on the following dates and time: August 19, 20, and 27 at 8:00 p.m. and August 21 and 28 at 3:00 p.m.




The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess

In October, the dance company will stage The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess, a production that showcases excerpts from three of the most celebrated works of master composer Peter Tschaikovsky, who has written some of the world’s most memorable and timeless ballet scores—Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty. Scores for this ballet will be performed by no less than the Manila Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Alexander Vikulov. Featuring performances by Kremlin Ballet Theater’s premier danseur, Mikhail Martynyuk, and Miguel Faustmann, who will assume the role of Peter Tchaikovsky, The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess promises a magical experience unlike any other. Show schedules are: October 14 & 15 at 8:00 p.m. and October 16 at 3:00 p.m.




Cinderella

Another timeless tale and arguably one of the most loved stories of all time, Cinderella, starts its run on November 25. This enduring classic sets the stage for the world premiere of Osias Barroso and Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s first major choreographic work together. With a production that promises to stay true to the animated feature that generations of young girls and boys loved, this re-telling is perfect for anyone who is on the search for a little bit of extra magic to usher in the holiday season. Show dates for Cinderella at the Aliw Theater are as follows: November 25, 26 and December 3 at 8:00 p.m. and November 27 and December 4 at 3:00 p.m.

Abigail Oliveiro with step sisters for Cinderella



Don Quixote

The 21st season will end with one of the world’s most favorite classic ballets, Don Quixote. Watch the iconic characters from the famous novel by Miguel De Cervantes come alive as the lively ballet follows the adventures of the chivalry-obsessed Don Quixote, his faithful servant, Sancho Panzo, and young lovers, Kitri and Basilio. Set in Barcelona, the ballet allows everyone a glimpse of the colorful, vibrant, and inherently romantic Spanish culture. Mikhail Martynyuk, principal danseur of the Kremlin Ballet, once again joins Ballet Manila for this classic. Don Quixote will be shown at the Aliw Theater this February 24 & 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. and February 26 at 3:00 p.m.




All shows are at the Aliw Theater in Pasay City.

For more information about the shows, including ticket prices and schedules, you may visit www.balletmanila.com.ph or follow Ballet Manila on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Tickets are also available through all Ticketworld outlets. Please call 891 9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph, for more information. In addition, those who are planning to watch all the shows may take advantage of the company’s Season Subscription Programs, which offer up to 50% discount on ticket prices. For more information, you may visit www.ticketworld.com.ph/balletmanila/Online/  and click on ‘View Details’ under ‘Season Subscription Program’.

BM21 Press Launch crew :)

See you at the theater!



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Thursday, July 21, 2016

#SocialMedia - Want to say something but you can't? #SayItWithSwish

There are times in our lives that we are caught up in situations where we want to say something but we just can't. Sharing you top four (4) reasons why people encounter such.

1. You are not in the position to do so.

What if you want to tell something to someone but you're not in the position to do so? You felt helpless and somewhat powerless right? There are times that you are not in the position to speak out because you don't have a established connection with people you wanted to share something about. It may left you speechless and sometimes viewed as carelessness towards others but what if you're just introvert or something to that effect? Whatever the situation is, you must weigh in where you stand before jumping into something.


2. You don't have enough information.

In this day of age, where information is just one google away, everyone seems to have a say on almost about everything. I admire those people who do research on things and make some background investigations and observations before speaking out what's on their mind. I see a lot of people ranting in their social media sites without valid stand on the issue they're talking about. Sometimes, being quite doesn't mean you don't know a thing but shows that you are validating, weighing and observing before jumping into the "battle". Remember that if you know more, you can do more!

3. You are shy or nervous.

Other people doesn't like to be put on the hot seat, spotlight or limelight. Others have stage fright. We must understand that there are people who are not comfortable making conversation and speaking what's going on their head. There are people who are extremely shy and not used to exposing themselves in a conversation. Others maybe nervous to say wrong things so they end up staying silent. Whatever their reasons may be, it's not bad to reach out and help them get out of their zones. 

4. You have a bad breath.

Other people tend to keep quite just because they're not confident enough with the smell of their breath. Filipinos are generally hygienic but there are still people who experiencing bad breath due to health reasons or just by being too quiet for a long period of time. Being on this situation can cause lower self esteem and not being confident enough to speak up.


I am glad to try out Swish breath spray which provides instant fresh breath in just 10 seconds. It comes in convenient 10ml bottles and available in arctic cool and peppermint fresh flavors. Another good thing about this product is that it kills bad breath-causing bacteria so it doesn't just mask odor. Sugar free and odor free, Swish breath spray costs 105 pesos and is good for 100 sprays. Thank you Unilab for creating this product that will surely help people boost their confidence. 

I want to share to you below's funny and informative viral video from Swish!





So remember, whenever you need some confidence to say what you want to say, all you have to do is to #SayItWithSwish! :)



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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

#TheaterPH - Suicide Incorporated!



Twin Bill Theater is staging a new play by brilliant Off-Broadway playwright, Andre Hinderaker, entitled SUICIDE, INCORPORATED. A dark comedy exploring the perils of depression, coping with loss, guilt and redemption, the play aims to shed light and raise awareness on mental health to its audiences. This will be staged at The P.A.R.C (Performing Arts and Recreation Center) 494 Lt. Artiaga Street, San Juan.

The Story

Jason’s been having a tough week at work. Profits are down, lawsuits are up, and worst of all, his boss has begun to suspect the truth: that Jason’s trying to ruin the company by keeping its customers alive.

See, Jason’s been hired at Legacy Letters to help clients craft the perfect suicide note. But he seems to have his own agenda…A subversive, darkly comic play about opportunism and that elusive thing called redemption.

The Highlights

Powerhouse ensemble!

It is composed of an all male cast Hans Eckstein, Jeremy Domingo, Mako Alonso, Bibo Reyes, Chino Veguillas and George Schulze. These men have the guts to portray the roles of Jason, Scott, Norm, Tommy, Perry and an alternate Norm which will surely move you and wake your senses. 

The Plot

This material is first of its kind in the country. The topic is taboo that is why it's very controversial. There's no suicide scene in the portrayal but it will definitely hunt you down. 

Why you should watch it?

Common! Mental health is a big issue now a days. A lot of people, specially the younger generation, commit suicide as easy as a count of 3. Ever wonder why this happens? Haven't you questioned what's going on their minds? Well, Suicide Incorporated is here and it's a very special material you should not miss. It's time to raise the awareness, talk about it and share to people you love. You never know if some of your friends are battling with depression and they need you to understand what they're going through. Or maybe, just maybe, we're the ones who need some help. It's time to talk!

Play dates:



See you at the theater!



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