Press Room

buy-tickets-button
donate-button
subscribe-button
  • Flights of Fantasy
    Posted in: Uncategorized Started by

    Flights of Fantasy

    Ballet Manila Reaches New Heights with its Much-Awaited 22ndPerformance Season This coming August, we invite you to join us for a season of magic, adventure, dreams, and romance as they lift the curtains on their much-awaited 22nd performance season. Aptly named Flights of Fantasy, the new season will feature two world premieres, a beloved classi...

    Continue reading »

  • Exploring the World On Tiptoes
    Posted in: Uncategorized Started by

    Exploring the World On Tiptoes

    Meet two living proofs that art can change lives. Graceful, strong, and well-traveled. One quick look at Jamil Montebon (22) and Jessa Balote (19) will never give you any clue that the two dancers grew up in the slums of Tondo and used to scavenge for a living. As scholars of the country’s premier classical dance company, Ballet Manila, both Jamil and Je...

    Continue reading »

  • BALLET MANILA BRINGS TOGETHER DANCE HEAVYWEIGHTS FOR INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 2017
    Posted in: Uncategorized Started by

    BALLET MANILA BRINGS TOGETHER DANCE HEAVYWEIGHTS FOR INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 2017

    Injury. Frustratingly high standards. Hundreds of training hours spent away from family. These are just a few of the challenges that riddle a dancer’s path, and are more than enough to make the average artist fold. But for those who persevere, there lies a reward that makes the journey worth more than any worldly acclaim. For International Dance Day 201...

    Continue reading »

  • Kitri in Retrospect
    Posted in: Uncategorized Started by

    Kitri in Retrospect

    There has been much talk about Don Quixote these days as the country’s premier classical dance company, Ballet Manila, gears up to stage the timeless ballet as their closing show for their 21st performance season. Of course, when one talks about Don Quixote, the subject of Kitri—the feisty Spanish female lead— always comes about. The iconic Kitri is fa...

    Continue reading »

  • Don Quixote: Preparing for the Big One
    Posted in: Uncategorized Started by

    Don Quixote: Preparing for the Big One

    Get ready for a show to end all shows. As the curtain falls on Ballet Manila’s 21st performance season, the country’s premier classical dance company is set to give everything they have for their big finale, which happens to be one of the most technically-challenging ballets ever made—Don Quixote. Happening on February 24 and 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. and o...

    Continue reading »

  • Starting Out Strong
    Posted in: Uncategorized Started by

    Starting Out Strong

    ​Ballet Manila Opens 2017 with a Classic Masterpiece Opening the year in true Ballet Manila fashion, the country’s premier classical dance company is staging one of the world’s most colorful and enduring ballet pieces—Don Quixote. Happening on February 24 and 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. and on February 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Aliw Theater, Don Quixote is k...

    Continue reading »

  • Don Quixote, the ballet
    Posted in: Uncategorized Started by

    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...

    Continue reading »

  • Ballet Manila’s Top 5 moments of 2016
    Posted in: Uncategorized Started by

    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 ...

    Continue reading »

  • Jessa Balote Wins Aliw Award as Best Classical Dancer
    Posted in: Uncategorized Started by

    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...

    Continue reading »

  • ‘Kutitap’ Sparkles at Star City
    Posted in: Uncategorized Started by

    ‘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...

    Continue reading »

  • Behind the Scenes: Ballet Manila’s Cinderella
    Posted in: Uncategorized Started by

    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 ...

    Continue reading »

  • Bibidi Babidi Boo: Relive the Magic of Your Childhood with Ballet Manila’s Cinderella
    Posted in: Uncategorized Started by

    Bibidi Babidi Boo: Relive the Magic of Your Childhood with Ballet Manila’s Cinderella

    Watch the world’s most loved classic fairytale come to life on stage this holiday season! For the third act of its 21st performance season, Ballet Manila, the country’s premier classical dance company, is staging the undying story of the world’s most iconic princess, Cinderella. Happening on November 25, 26 and December 3 at 8:00 p.m. and November 27 an...

    Continue reading »