Last weekend, July 3, 2016,
the country’s flagship professional dance company – Ballet Philippines (BP) – returned to SM Lanang Premier for an exclusive performance called “BP
“BP in Blue”
featured classical ballet and contemporary dance in a
two-part showcase. The first part
presented highlights from “Sarong Banggi,” a contemporary ballet performance
about the Filipino family with music orchestrated by Ryan Cayabyab, and
costumes created by fashion designer Rajo Laurel. The second part shown a
diverse range of Filipino choreography, which includes Alden Lugnasin’s “Bayan
Ko” and “Dulce Estranghera,” Eraserheads’ “Ang Huling El Bimbo,” as well as key
works by the young choreographers of Ballet Philippines II.
Mallgoers got the chance to watch this BP exclusive last Sunday, 6pm at The Atrium. The said event is co-presented by Air Asia.
Ballet Philippines was founded in 1969 by National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes with the support of renowned dancer Eddie Elejar. A resident company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, it is widely recognized today as a cornerstone of contemporary Filipino identity. BP has been known worldwide for its repertoire of classical and modern pieces.
Thank you SM Lanang Premier!