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The beautiful love affair between couture and choreography is exemplified by these memorable collaborations.
With both art forms drawing inspiration from the other, the sartorial symbiosis between fashion and ballet is like an expertly choreographed pas de deux. They meet with much fanfare, both creative endeavors stirred by the poetry of movement, and enthralled by the ...
 
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In line with the 50th anniversary of Ballet Philippines, T&C catches up with the spirited woman who started it all.
National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes, founder and current artistic director of Ballet Philippines, is every bit the individual you’d expect her to be. She is a cresting wave; a force of power and grace crowned by a bold shock of white ...
 
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Elena Comendador and Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish take the reins as costume designer and choreographer, respectively.
Two young girls balance themselves on elevated beams, while a third swirls around them as romantic Spanish music swells in the background. All three dancers are engulfed in a white, floor-length fabric, muslin we later learn, and through their movements, the costumes ...
 
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How artistic director Alice Reyes is leading Ballet Philippines into its biggest season yet.
A number of internationally renowned ballet companies have been going live on Facebook today, October 2, hosting a campaign known as World Ballet Day. This celebration of ballet gives audiences the opportunity to take a virtual peek into the lives of these artists from various ...
 
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Elwince Magbitang and Vince Pelegrin head off to the highly selective Jackie Kennedy Onassis School of Dance with help from their mentor, Sofia Zobel Elizalde.
It’s been an exciting year for Steps Dance Studio scholars Elwince Magbitang and Raye Vince Pelegrin. In April, the 16-year-old dancers found themselves performing onstage with principal dancer Stella Abrera and a cast of ballet all-stars from the American Ballet Theater (ABT).From ...
 
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Why the 'Don Quixote' ballet is as iconic as the novel.
Giselle can easily be considered the ballet world’s great tragedy, while The Nutcracker it’s best seasonal performance. Among the ranks of these iconic ballets is Don Quixote, taking its place as the art form’s version of a romantic comedy for its amusing ...
 
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The principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre is bringing eight of her friends to Manila.
When New York-based Filipino-American prima ballerina Stella Abrera heard about the damage brought about by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, she set up a small charity of her own with the aim of rebuilding a school in Guiuan, Eastern Samar.She called it Steps ...
 
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Accomplished ballet dancer Joseph Phillips on reprising the role of Siegfried in the Tchaikovsky classic, settling into the country, and developing an app for fellow dancers.
Christened the “Golden Boy of Ballet” for all the awards and recognitions he’s collected throughout his dancing career, Joseph Phillips has spent the last six months settling into his new home—Manila. Frequently associated with Russia’s Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, Phillips ...
 
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You will never watch a ballet the same way again.
In learning to appreciate ballet, one would have to imagine the backstage processes to further understand it. The months of preparation are a picture of endless blisters, iced buckets for aching feet, and days spent attempting to revive the choreography of a ...
 
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The workouts you should be doing right now according to these women redefining the midlife physique.
She lifts one leg and with an ardent stretch touches her toes with her hands. She arches her back perfectly, the tilt of her face catching sunlight. She looks at the camera and keeps still. We take the photograph. It’s almost like ...
 
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The prima ballerina shares tips on appreciating art more meaningfully and effectively.
1. Buy your ticket and watch a live performance. While it’s always a pleasure to receive complimentary tickets, it’s different when you actually go out of your way to book and buy your own tickets. Your ticket purchase ensures that the artists will survive. ...
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