Ballet Manila (BM) celebrates its 20th anniversary via BM 2.0 on February 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. and March 1, 2015, 3:00 p.m. at Aliw Theater.
From left: BM Artistic Director Liza Macuja-Elizalde, Cha Sy and BM Co-Artistic DirectorOsias Barroso
I am excited to watch Ballet Manila 2.0 as it presents a medley of classical favorites and original Filipino ballets plus the world premiere of Bloom, Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s first work for an Asian dance company.
It is not a secret that most of Ballet Manila’s alumni are making waves internationally, thus BM 2.0 also showcases the guest appearance of BM alumna Christine Rocas who is guesting together with Joffrey Ballet colleague Rory Hohenstein. They will perform the Balcony Scene in Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet and Christopher Wheeldon’s After The Rain.
Pictures below are taken during the press preview:
BM Artistic Director Liza Macuja-Elizalde
Pursuant to Ballet Manila’s mission of bringing ballet to the people through OPM (Original Pilipino Music)/ Pinoy choreography, the artists of BM 2.0 will dance to the tune of Tara Let’s. This colorful piece was originally choreographed by BM principal artist Gerardo Francisco for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference.
BM principal artist Gerardo Francisco
Ballet Manila 2.0 is presented to you by BM Artistic Director Lisa Macuja Elizalde, Co-Artistic Director Osias Barroso. In cooperation with:
Manila Broadcasting Company
and Star City
ACS Manufacturing Corporation,
BPI Express Credit
Ralph’s Wines and Spirits
First United Travel
Papa John’s Pizza
The Food Club
and Tokyo Bubble Tea.
BM Artistic Director Liza Macuja-Elizalde and Co-Artistic Director Osias Barroso
BM 2.0 caps Ballet Manila’s current season and is a prelude to the company’s special 20th performance season later this year.
For tickets and other inquiries, call Ballet Manila at 525-5967 or 400-0292, e-mail