August 29, 2019

Witness Ballet Philippines’ Swan Lake Starting August 30

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  • Kicking-off Ballet Philippines’ 50th season is the iconic classic ballet, Swan Lake. This ballet masterpiece is set to take the stage from August 30 to September 8, 2019 at the CCP Main Theater, Pasay City.

    Also read: Ballet Philippines Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Exciting Events

    In celebration of Ballet Philippines’ 50th year, this new retelling of the tale will feature the company’s homegrown talents, as well as stars from the Mariinsky Ballet.

    It has been a part of the company’s repertoire since 1978, with music by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky. Many international and local dancers have graced the stage to narrate this classic tale of love and magic.

    Swan Lake 50th Season Trailer

    Ballet Philippines’ 50th Season opening production Swan Lake will set the bar high for dance. Honoured Artist of Russia (2010) and principal dancer Evgeny Ivanchenko and first soloist Elena Evseeva, stars from the Mariinsky Ballet (Kirov Ballet) will take on lead roles as the Swan Queen Odette and the evil Odile (Evseeva), and Prince Siegfried (Ivanchenko), during the gala night (August 30 at 8 PM) and the consecutive evening performance (August 31 at 7 PM) at the Main Theater of the CCP. After these first two evening performances, our very own Denise Parungao and Jemima Reyes will play Odette and Odile with partners Eugene Obille and Victor Maguad as Prince Siegfried, and Ronelson Yadao as Baron Von Rothbart. Together with internationally renowned Eduardo Sicangco, an award-winning stage designer for Broadway and Hollywood and lighting goddess Jennifer Tipton, a Tony award-winning lighting designer, Ballet Philippines will make this story of magic, tragedy, and romance like no other. Ballet Philippines partners with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra for the first two evening performances on August 30, 8PM and August 31, 7PM with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic score, adding another layer of depth and grandeur to this new production of Swan Lake.Swan Lake runs from August 30-September 8, 2019 at the CCP Main Theater. Show dates and schedules are as follows:August 30, 2019 | 8:00 PM — SOLD OUTAugust 31, 2019 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PMSeptember 1, 2019 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PMSeptember 7, 2019 | 7:00 PMSeptember 8, 2019 | 7:00 PM #BPSwanLake #balletphilippines #experienceballetph #BP50 #BPGold #BP50Onwards #goldstandard #dance #ballet #philippineculture #manilaartscene Ballet Philippines, the country’s preeminent dance company, is celebrating 50 years of dance excellence. Don’t miss the celebration! Get your Golden Ticket by subscribing to Ballet Philippines at You can also call 551-1003, 09566379432 (Globe), or 09212921282 (Smart) to subscribe. Choose, reserve, and get the best seats before anyone else.

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    Swan Lake is a timeless love story with elements of magic, tragedy, and romance. The performance is split into four acts and follows the lovely swan princess Odette and Prince Siegfried.

    Under the spell of Baron Von Rothbart, Odette spends her days as a swan and her nights in her human form. As the couple falls in love with each other, Baron Rothbart begins to play his tricks and brings in his daughter, Odile into the fray. What happens next is a mix of confusion, forgiveness, and romance that ultimately leads to a happy ending.

    Starring in the production is Ballet Philippines’ own Denise Parungao alongside Jemima Reyes as Odette and Odile. With them is Eugene Obille and Victor Maguad as Prince Siegfried, and Ronelson Yadao as Baron Von Rothbart.

    Two performances will star Evgeny Ivanchenko and Elena Evseeva from the Mariinsky Ballet, taking place on the evening shows of August 30 and August 31.

    In celebrating 50 stellar years, Ballet Philippines mounts the masterpiece Swan Lake. Evgeny Ivanchenko steps in to…

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    The production will feature a set designed by Eduardo “Toto” Sicangco, who is an award-winning stage designer and illustrator for Broadway and Hollywood films. Ballet Philippines will also collaborate with the “Queen of Lighting Design” Jennifer Tipton, who has won numerous awards, including a Tony Award and two Drama Desk Awards for her designs.

    Tickets are available exclusively at Ticketworld, CCP Box Office, and Ballet Philippines Box Office.

    Also read: LIST: Theater Productions to Watch This 2019!

    Swan Lake was first performed in 1877 by Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

    The choreography was later reworked by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in 1895 for their performance in St. Petersburg, which has remained as one of the most popular versions. It later made its American debut in 1940 with a performance by the San Francisco Ballet.

    For ticket information, you may contact the CCP Box Office at 02-832-3704 and TicketWorld at 02-891-9999 or visit TicketWorld


    What: Ballet Philippines’ Swan Lake
    When: August 30 to September 8, 2019
    Where: CCP Main Theater, The Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
    Contact number: 02-551-1003
    Facebook: Ballet Philippines
    Ticket information: Tickets are available via TicketWorld online and TicketWorld outlets nationwide. You may also purchase tickets at the CCP Box Office and the Ballet Philippines Box Office.

    Show dates and times:

    • August 30, 2019 | 8 p.m. (with Live Orchestra and performance by Evseeva and Ivanchenko)
    • August 31, 2019 | 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. (evening show will feature a live orchestra and performance by Evseeva and Ivanchenko)
    • September 1, 2019 | 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    • September 7, 2019 | 7 p.m.
    • September 8, 2019 | 7 p.m.

    Ticket prices:

    • Orchestra Center – Php 3,000
    • Orchestra Center – Php 1,800
    • Parterre Box – Php 2,500
    • Lower Box – Php 1,500
    • Balcony 1 – Php 600
    • Upper Box – Php 500
    • Balcony 2 – Php 300

    Featured image and poster grabbed from the Ballet Philippines’ official Facebook page.

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