BALLET PHILIPPINES’ ALICE REYES’ “CINDERELLA”

Monday, November 10, 2014

The quintessential rags to riches fairy tale as retold by National Artist Alice Reyes will be staged anew by Ballet Philippines from November 28 to December 7, 2014 at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). This lively and humorous production will bring much laughter and romance to the holiday season.



The role of Cinderella will be played by Soloist Denise Parungao and Junior Company Member Monica Amanda Gana. This is Gana’s first lead role with Ballet Philippines, while Parungao was last seen in the title role of Ballet Philippines’ “Giselle” in 2013 and 2014. Playing opposite them as Prince Charming are Principal Dancers Jean Marc Cordero and Richardson Yadao.

To add even more magic to this production, Madame Isabelle Garachon, wife of the French Ambassador to the Philippines and former professional dancer, will be playing the role of Cinderella’s wicked stepmother, alternating with Ballet Philippines President Margie Moran Floirendo.





First staged in 1981, Alice Reyes’ “Cinderella” is a joyful mixture of kings, princes, fairies, and animals set to a collage of music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who composed some of the world’s greatest ballet music. Although intended as a ballet for children, both young and young-at-heart audiences are sure to be enthralled by this lighthearted production. This will be Cinderella’s fifth re-staging and 33rd anniversary.

“What we, at Ballet Philippines, would hope for is that our re-telling of the treasured children’s story of ‘Cinderella’ will fill the hearts of all in the audience with child-like joy and wonder and an early sprinkling of holiday cheer for the coming Christmas season.” says Alice Reyes, who was named National Artist for Dance earlier this year. Reyes is also Ballet Philippines’ founder and Artistic Director Emeritus.


Alice Reyes

The artistic and creative teams of Cinderella are led by Alice Reyes (Choreographer), Salvador Bernal(+) (Set & Costume Designer), Monino Duque (Lighting Designer), Barbara Tan-Tiongco (Technical Director), Ricardo Cruz (Set Consultant), Dennis Maristany (Costume Consultant), and Victor Ursabia and Ramon Victoria (Restagers).

Schedule:

Friday, November 28, 2014

- 3:00 PM
- 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 29, 2014

- 2:00 PM
- 6:00 PM

Friday, December 5, 2014

- 3:00 PM
- 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 6, 2014

- 10:00 AM
- 6:00 PM

Sunday, December 7, 2014

- 2:00 PM
- 6:00 PM

For bulk reservations, show buys, and inquiries, visit www.ballet.ph or call Ballet Philippines at (63 2) 551-1003. For tickets, call the CCP Box Office at (63 2) 832-3704 or Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.

Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is located at Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

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