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Last chance to catch Swan Lake at the CCP

Swan Lake will be celebrating its 140th anniversary on March 4, 2017.
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Chalk it up to Natalie Portman in Black Swan or some other cultural osmosiseven if you know next to nothing about ballet, you probably know enough about Swan Lake. Some works are so influential they endure through countless interpretations, ranging from innocent to uncanny. You could glimpse variations without ever encountering the original and how the source material was meant to be enjoyed. 

On March 4 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, and March 5 at 3:00 PM, Ballet Philippines will be capping off their 47th season "Wings" with one of the most exalted classical ballets of all time. Proving that, after 140 years, the cultural legacy of Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake is still very much alive.


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Approaching a beloved classic can be challenging when it has been depicted many times before, but this year's Swan Lake is different. It's been reworked by the country's premier danseur, Nonoy Froilan, who mixes grand scale with psychological complexity in a modern tale of good and evil. 

In this year’s Swan Lake, multi-awarded artists take on the roles of Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried: Candice Adea and Joseph Phillips, principal dancer Denise Parungao and company member Garry Corpuz, and soloists Jemima Reyes and Victor Maguad in their first lead roles in a classical ballet.

You can catch their last performances on March 4 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, and March 5 at 3:00 PM, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City.

For tickets, call Ticketworld at 891-9999.

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