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  • Don Quixote, the ballet
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    Don Quixote, the ballet

    By Lisa Macuja Don Quixote is marked by spirited dancing. Lisa Macuja as Kitri is partnered by American Ballet Theater’s Parrish Maynard as Basilio in this 1993 production. Ballet Manila caps its 21st season dubbed Revenge of the Classics with Don Quixote, one of the most popular productions in the classical ballet repertoire. It is also a favorite of Ba...

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  • Ballet Manila’s Top 5 moments of 2016
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    Ballet Manila’s Top 5 moments of 2016

    In the year that it marked its 21st anniversary, Ballet Manila continued to make its presence felt in the local and international dance scenes. From its pioneering productions to its participation in festivals and competitions, BM continues to affirm its reputation as the foremost classical ballet company in the country. Here’s a look-back at Ballet ...

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  • Jessa Balote Wins Aliw Award as Best Classical Dancer
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    Jessa Balote Wins Aliw Award as Best Classical Dancer

    Jessa Balote considers her Aliw Award as Best Classical Dancer as an early Christmas gift. Photo from Jessa Balote’s Facebook page Ballet Manila company artist Jessa Balote – who has become quite well-known for her real-life Cinderella story – won as Best Classical Dancer in the 29th Aliw Awards held November 30. Balote’s story as a scavenger...

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  • ‘Kutitap’ Sparkles at Star City
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    ‘Kutitap’ Sparkles at Star City

    Kutitap is the touching story of an angel who comes down to earth, assumes human form and interacts with people from all walks of life. Photo by Ocs Alvarez “Kutitap” is this year’s Circus D’Ballet offering of Star City.  A team-up of Ballet Manila and Star City circus artists, Kutitap, is a show that celebrates the spirit, joy and wonder of the Chris...

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  • Behind the Scenes: Ballet Manila’s Cinderella
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    Behind the Scenes: Ballet Manila’s Cinderella

    Get to know the work that goes behind creating a new take on a classic ballet “Cinderella and her stepsisters are in the forest gathering mushrooms for dinner. Sensing her presence, her animal friends come out of hiding to help her fill her basket. Later, Cinderella’s stepsisters steal the mushrooms that she and her animal friends gathered, leaving the ...

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