Ballet Manila and Academy One Present Tuloy Ang Saya-Wan
Tuloy ang Saya-wan is a fundraising gala performance organized by Ballet Manila and Academy One happening on July 21 at the Star Theatre in Pasay City.
The two institutions joined forces to stage a show aimed at raising funds to help sustain their respective ballet scholarship programs.
“Our common goal is to provide ballet scholarships for street children and marginalized Filipino youth. We believe ballet can help create social change,” Ballet Manila’s Artistic Director and World-Class Ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde said in a statement.
Ballet Manila has been giving underprivileged children free ballet training since 2008 with their Project Ballet Futures program, while Academy One trains kids from Tuloy Foundation, a shelter for street children.
Rodney Catubay / IMAGE Ian Santos for Ballet Manila
Aside from being a fundraiser, the show will also highlight the success of the two scholarship programs.
In fact, most of the performers are former scholars of Ballet Manila and Academy One like Celine Abrea and Rodney Catubay, who will perform the Pas D’Esclave pas de deux from Le Corsaire.
Tuloy ang Saya-wan will also feature former Ballet Manila Principal Dancer Katherine Barkman of The Washington Ballet and Marcelino Libao of Hamburg Ballet, who will premiere as a choreographer in the Philippines.
What: Tuloy ang Saya-wan
Where: Star Theatre, Sotto St., CCP Complex, Pasay City
When: July 21, 2019, 3 p.m.
Ticket Information: Php 2,000, visit TicketWorld for reservations
Source: Ballet Manila Archives