Posted by Dennis Geronimo Red Maristany – The good thing about Ballet Philippines is that it’s been around for forty years. The sad part is that Pinoys aren’t that used to watching Dance as an art form. Ballet Philippines has that tucked under its belt.
Forty years ago a rag-tag band of dancers got together for a workshop: Alice Reyes, Eddie Elejar, the late Tony Fabella. Together they put up the CCP Dance Company which was a resident company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Madame Imelda Romualdez Marcos’ shining beacon of an arts center.
Then came a series of Artistic Directors after Alice Reyes left the company to settle down abroad. Then came Agnes Locsin, Denisa Reyes, Bam Damian, Max Luna. Now it’s Paul Morales in the director’s chair.
If it’s any indication of BP’s path… then Neo-Filipino would be a pretty good indication of where it’s headed. The works were amazing… I enjoyed watching the pieces of the new choreographers Nelson Yadao, Novy Bereber, and Ea Torado. Kudos goes to them… The were the jewels of the evening!
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