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Ballet Philippines’ Internationally Acclaimed “Master Pieces” Returns To Its Home Stage On June 23


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After being performed in the USA, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, China, and most recently, Indonesia and Korea, Ballet Philippines brings its highly celebrated touring repertoire, “Master Pieces” to the CCP Main Theater as part of Dance.MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival.

BP will showcase “Master Pieces”, a mixed bill showcasing a collection of some of Ballet Philippines’ most acclaimed works. The repertoire has garnered glowing reviews and standing ovations since it was first toured, with raves such as “a stellar display of the diversity of our culture”, “extraordinary ballet worthy of world-class audiences”, and “The show has it all – atmosphere, romanticism, poetry and the indomitable Filipino spirit.”

As a testament to the company’s versatility, the works are an array of classical ballets, neo-classical works, modern & contemporary dances, and excerpts from full-length modern ballets.

The repertoire includes works by George Birkadze, William Carter, Augustus “Bam” Damian III, Tony Fabella, Alden Lugnasin, Paul Alexander Morales, Carlo Pacis, and National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes.

“Master Pieces has evolved since we last performed a preview of it during our Blue Moon Gala two years ago,” notes BP artistic director Paul Alexander Morales. “We are very excited to bring these landmark choreographic works back to our home stage to give our audiences here a chance to see what we’ve been bringing out to the rest of the world.”

MASTER PIECES - Ballet Philippines in Alice Reyes' Bungkos Suite

MASTER PIECES - Ballet Philippines in George Birkadze's Farandole

MASTER PIECES - Ballet Philippines in Paul Alexander Morales' Lakambini - Ph

MASTER PIECES - Ballet Philippines in Tony Fabella's Tambol at Padyak - Phot
“Master Pieces” will be performed at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) on June 23, 8:00PM. Tickets are priced at Php 1000, Php 800, Php 400, and Php 200.

Presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ballet Philippines in cooperation with Philippine Ballet Theatre and Ballet Manila, Dance.MNL is a biennial festival focused on uniting and celebrating the Filipino dance community. Supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Manila Broadcasting Company, this inaugural festival will feature 11 performances, a two-week dance intensive and a conference, gathering more than 500 dance professionals in the metropolis from June 14 to 26 at the CCP, Aliw Theater, and Star Theater.

For more information, visit www.dancemnl.com, email info@ballet.ph, call (02) 551-1003, or check out our official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Dance.MNL. To join in the social media conversation, use our official hashtag: #dancemnl

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