October 20, 2018

Ballet Manila Presents the Classic Tale of Le Corsaire

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  • Conquer the high seas with Ballet Manila as they bring you their rendition of the classical piece Le Corsaire this October 20 and 21 at the Aliw Theater in CCP Complex.

    Le Corsaire/ IMAGE Ballet Manila

    Every year, the world-class ballet group is committed to performing at least one classic ballet and in celebration of their 23rd Performance Season Tour De Force, Ballet Manila chooses to captivate their audience with the graceful retelling of the rigorous Le Corsaire.

    The difficulty of the piece required peak physical form and mastered skills, something the group is not short of. Ballet Manila’s CEO and Artistic Director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde said in a press release that the show tested the strength of the group’s Vaganova technique.

    Ballet Manila is known to be the only Philippine dance company to adhere to the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet style of dancing, a technique that highlights discipline and technicality among others.

    Medora & Conrad/ IMAGE Ballet Manila

    Le Corsaire, meaning The Pirate, narrates the quest of the pirates headed by Conrad as they rescue the beautiful harem girl Medora and the others from the hands of Sultan Pasha and the slave traders. Audiences are surely in for a treat as they join in the journey that is full of meticulous acrobatics and clashing swords. Better get ready for some love, adventure, and heart-stopping action.

    As if the piece and choreography are not already impressive, the show will also be headlined by three award-winning dancers of Ballet Manila.

    Joseph Phillips, a USA International Ballet Competition (USA IBC) gold medalist, leads the stage as the pirate Conrad. Joining him is his longtime stage partner Katherine Barkman, a back-to-back winner of the USA IBC and the 2018 Varna International Ballet Competition. Completing the elite line-up is Nicole Barroso, Asian Grand Prix medalist and USA IBC Jury Encouragement special awardee, who debuts as Gulnara.

    Don’t miss the chance to witness this timeless masterpiece available for one weekend only.  Two shows are currently available for reservation. The first is on October 20 at 6 p.m. and another on October 21 at 3 p.m.

    Tickets are available at the TicketWorld website or at any TicketWorld outlets nationwide. You may also contact TicketWorld at (02) 891-9999 or via e-mail at tickets@ticketworld.com.ph.

    To stay updated with Ballet Manila’s upcoming shows, visit their website or follow their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

    What: Ballet Manila’s Le Corsaire performance
    Where: Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, 1300, Vicente Sotto St, Pasay, Metro Manila
    When: October 20, 2018 (6 pm); October 21, 2018 (3 pm)
    Ticket Information:
    GOLD – Php 1,545
    SILVER – Php 1,030
    BRONZE – Php 515

    Website: www.balletmanila.com.ph/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/BalletManilaOfficial/
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/balletmanila/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/balletmanila/

    This is a press release. Minor edits were made prior to publishing.

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