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  • Rebel inspirations: Benigno Aquino Jr.
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    Rebel inspirations: Benigno Aquino Jr.

    On the 30th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution, Ballet Manila celebrates the spirit of People Power with the world premiere of Rebel – a full-length ballet by British choreographer Martin Lawrance. Although based on Spartacus, Rebel derives characters and situations from the historic Philippine event. In this series, the dancers taking on the lead roles s...

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  • Rebel inspirations: Juan Dela Cruz
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    Rebel inspirations: Juan Dela Cruz

    On the 30th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution, Ballet Manila celebrates the spirit of People Power with the world premiere of Rebel – a full-length ballet by British choreographer Martin Lawrance. Although based on Spartacus, Rebel derives characters and situations from the historic Philippine event. In this series, the dancers taking on the lead roles ...

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  • Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and Joanna Ampil as Inang Bayan in ‘Rebel’
  • Telling a classic hero’s journey in dance
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    Telling a classic hero’s journey in dance

    By Michele T. Logarta British choreographer Martin Lawrance had three thoughts while doing Rebel: “One is the story of Spartacus, a slave and underdog, the story of Jesus, and then the story of Ninoy and Cory toppling the dictatorship of the Marcoses.” Photo by Jimmy S. Villanueva Choreographer Martin Lawrance is never still, even while seated. Every so ...

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  • Rebel inspirations: Imelda Marcos
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    Rebel inspirations: Imelda Marcos

    On the 30th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution, Ballet Manila celebrates the spirit of People Power with the world premiere of Rebel – a full-length ballet by British choreographer Martin Lawrance. Although based on Spartacus, Rebel derives characters and situations from the historic Philippine event. In this series, the dancers taking on the lead roles ...

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  • Rebel Inspirations: Ferdinand Marcos
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    Rebel Inspirations: Ferdinand Marcos

    On the 30th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution, Ballet Manila celebrates the spirit of People Power with the world premiere of Rebel – a full-length ballet by British choreographer Martin Lawrance. Although based on Spartacus, Rebel derives characters and situations from the historic Philippine event. In this series, the dancers taking on the lead roles ...

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  • School of Ballet Manila to Hold Nationwide Auditions
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    School of Ballet Manila to Hold Nationwide Auditions

    Training at the School of Ballet Manila strictly adheres to the Russian Vaganova method. The Lisa Macuja School of Ballet Manila will be holding nationwide auditions for ballet scholars to its 2016 Summer Intensive Workshop. The audition is open to both male and female applicants, 10 years old and above, preferably with previous dance training. School of...

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  • Rebel Inspirations
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    Rebel Inspirations

    On the 30 th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution, Ballet Manila celebrates the spirit of People Power with the world premiere of Rebel – a full-length ballet by British choreographer Martin Lawrance. Although based on Spartacus, Rebel derives characters and situations from the historic Philippine event. In this series, the dancers taking on the lead roles ...

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  • Ballet Manila welcomes Mumbai scholars, Bollywood teacher to summer workshop By Susan A. De Guzman
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    Ballet Manila welcomes Mumbai scholars, Bollywood teacher to summer workshop By Susan A. De Guzman

    Ballet Manila has awarded scholarships to two students from Rhythmus Happy Feet, a dance school in Mumbai, India, for the 2016 School of Ballet Manila Summer Intensive Program. There had been a remarkable improvement in the Mumbai school’s ballet students, notes Osias Barroso. The scholars are Krisha Shah, 12, who was given a full scholarship, and Ee...

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  • Lisa Macuja dances as Inang Bayan
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    Lisa Macuja dances as Inang Bayan

    Semi-retired since last year, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde answers the call of the stage anew in Rebel. In Ballet Manila’s contemporary version of Spartacus – in which characters and events are derived from the historic EDSA Revolution – Lisa dances the role of Inang Bayan. She wears the colors of the Philippine flag, in a design created b...

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  • Top 5 moments in 2015
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    Top 5 moments in 2015

    It was a busy year for Ballet Manila, but it was particularly special as the company marked its 20th anniversary. Aside from this, there were more reasons to celebrate throughout the year as it unleashed memorable productions, made its mark at an international competition and spearheaded an event that brought the dance community together. Here are Ballet M...

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