MANILA, Philippines – Ballet Philippines stages Inamorata from Sept. 23 to 25 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Theater.
Inamorata highlights this season’s celebration of the centennial of International Women’s Day by presenting the many facets of woman. She can be a grand dame, who, even in her last breath, is still magnificent and a sight to behold, as shown in the immortal classic The Dying Swan. It is choreographed by Mikhail Fokine for legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova and set to the poignant music of Camille Saint-Saens’ Le Cygne. The piece will be in sharp contrast to the comedic love pas de deux from Harlequinade, to show the woman’s wit and whimsy.
Completing the performance are fresh new works choreographed by the best Filipino choreographers: Ballet Philippines’ artistic director Paul Alexander Morales, BP resident choreographer Alden Lugnasin, former BP artistic director Denisa Reyes, Dwight Rodrigazo, Novy Bereber, and Hong Kong-based choreographer and 2010 Gawad Buhay winner for Outstanding Choreography Carlo Pacis. Each one will render a dance sketch of their muse, accompanied by the heavenly voices of sopranos Rachelle Gerodias and Camille Lopez-Molina, among others.