The 54th season of Ballet Philippines explores the power of dance

“Dance is a powerful human expression and is fundamentally the anchor for BP’s program to entertain, educate, and inspire.”

Ballet Philippines (BP) returns for its 54th season on stage, exploring the “Power of Dance” and the countless ways the art form moves and transforms audiences.

“Dance is a powerful human expression and is fundamentally the anchor for BP’s program to entertain, educate, and inspire,” says BP President Kathleen Liechtenstein. “This year’s theme was the fitting call as we transitioned into in-person performances and hybrid programming.”

After last season’s much-awaited return to the grand stage, BP endeavors to take the ballet viewing experience a notch higher. “You can expect stronger dancing and technically improved choreography. Our aim is to highlight the dancers’ skills and talents. You can also expect exciting partnerships with Solaire and several other creative communities,” Liechtenstein elaborates.

The season opens with the enchanting ballet, Coppelia, in August. Based on stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, this 1870 comic ballet tells the tale of a mad scientist enamored by his “daughter.” Love conquers all in this enduring narrative that reminds us to look beyond surface beauty and embrace our imperfections.

Through the mesmerizing power of dance, Ballet Philippines invites audiences on a joyous journey of self-discovery and love, inspiring introspection while delivering a lighthearted and magical performance.

Come holiday season, BP will showcase “A Christmas Fairytale.” By opening a portal to a world where tales, myths, and lore intertwine, this ballet will create a magical realm where dance serves as both language and currency. At the core of this delightful dance piece is a message that reminds us of how holidays with the family are better than any fairytale.

Finally, the country’s flag bearer dance company will stage “Limang Daan,” an original Filipiniana piece by BP, first performed online during the pandemic. To close its 54th season, BP will mount a full length theater performance of this historical dance piece.

“Limang Daan” tracks a journey of past cross-cultural encounters, most of which will explain the strong Spanish influence that is still dominant in our way of life. But more than another saga into our past, this piece celebrates the formidable women in our country, both from literature and real life. These include Doña Victorina, Maria Clara, Sisa, Gabriela Silang, and Josephine Bracken.

For the latest updates on Ballet Philippines’ 54th season, visit their official website or their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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