After a much-needed break, Ballet Manila Artistic Director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde takes center stage in “BM 21” on March 19, 2016, 8:00 p.m. at Aliw Theater.
The concert gala ends its current performance season; as it marks a new and exciting season for Ballet Manila. With show pieces handpicked by Lisa herself, "BM 21" is a testament to the group's unrivaled discipline and versatility, being the only company in the Philippines trained in the Russian Vaganova method.
“BM 21” will highlight the classical style of the female corps de ballet with "La Bayadere : Act 3 Kingdom of the Shades". The male dancers will unleash their contemporary and hip moves in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's "Bloom”. And enthralling drama unfolds as passion comes alive in Eric V. Cruz's masterpiece, "Carmen".
'Carmen' is a ballet that I feel I can still perform well at 51. It is a role that came quite late in my career and interestingly enough I debuted in 20 years ago.”
"I programmed "BM 21" to show-off a different side of the company and at the same time highlight our Russian Vaganova training. This show will also honor our late artistic director Eric V. Cruz. “BM 21 is our way of closing our 20th season with a bang!”
Tickets for BM 21 are available through Ticketworld outlets, call 891 9999, or at www.ticketworld.com.ph