PPO stages virtual pocket performance on july 23

Image
THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra stages its next series of online concerts billed as The PPO Spotlight: Virtual Pocket Performances to be streamed on July 23, 2021 at 8pm, Friday through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Website. Program for the July 23 concert, which focuses on Indie and Alternative music, features the following pieces such as WITH A SMILE by ERASERHEADS to be played by Ayesa Cruz (Violin), Madeline Jane Banta (Harp); TADHANA by UP DHARMA DOWN (arr. Naldy Rodriguez) to be performed by Ma. Angelica Uson (Violin), Herrick Ortiz (Cello); HALIK NI HUDAS by WOLFGANG (arr. Glenn Aquias) to be interpreted by Giancarlo Gonzales (Cello); SALAMAT by THE DAWN (arr. Theodore Amper) to be rendered by Christian Tan (Violin), Jose Carlo Tuazon (Violin), Rey Casey Concepcion (Viola), Giuseppe Andre Diestro (Cello), Vincent Dela Cruz (Contrabass); and HARANA by ERIC YAPTANGCO to be played by Brass & Percussion section with Abner Cruz (E. Bass). The PPO Online Poc

Peter Pan, flying high at CCP.


The Indian Village at BP's Peter Pan.
Since when I was a kid, Peter Pan is my most favorite character of all time, I imagine how he fly and of course the never ending fountain of youth in the Neverland, and how I wish I have a friend like Tinkerbelle. And seeing all of that in a show really mesmerize me, I feel like a kid once again, thru watching Ballet Philippines Christmas offer, the Edna Vida Froilan’s Peter Pan. It opens last Dec 4 and last until Dec 13, 2015.

The story open at the house of Wendy and his brothers in a London night set up, Peter and Thinkerbell enter and flying moment happens immediately, this makes me hold to my seats as I enjoy those flying scenes, I feel so young seeing them go back and forth around the stage of Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) main theater, and the rest are all magical. 

Jean Marc Cordero, one the three dancer playing the role of Peter, inform us that this year’s version so far is the most clean in terms of nuances,  Choreographer Edna Froilan make sure that this show will be in the checklist for any restaging in the near future of Peter Pan. It is inspired by the 1954 Broadway production. It is the 32nd anniversary and sixth restaging of Froilan’s version of a boy who refuse to grow up as part of Ballet Philippines 46th season.

And it’s also challenge for members of Ballet Philippines to do this once again, as JM said more on technicalities is tha hardest part since they are dancing in many years, especially his concern is safety above all.

“Mahirap sya kasi your dancing with the harness, so nakikita natin na akala nyo nagsasayaw lang kami, may added weight sa katawan namin, especially Peter Pan, wala yun tanggalan throughout the show.” JM said. 
Back in the show, the indian village part is one of my favorite also, the choreography and synchronization of everything is such a heaven on stage, and that Crocodile thing for Captain Hook is such a hit to all the kids at the audience.  What makes it more appealing is also the music, I believe it’s still the classic songs used from the start, and still relatable for this generation.

I have to commend as well the people behind this wonderful show, Salvador Bernal for the set and costume design, John Batalla for lighting design. And cast aside from JM as Peter are Cyril Aran Fallar and Victor Maguad.  Rita Angela Winder, Jemima Reyes and Monica Amanda Gana are alternating as wendy. 

Catch the remaining shows, below are the schedules.
December 10- 3pm
December 11- 3pm and 8pm
December 12- 2pm and 6pm
December 13- 2pm and 6pm

It is highly recommended for parents who want to treat their kids this Christmas, guaranteed you and your kids will love Peter Pan and the rest of his gang. For inquiries you may visit www.ballet.ph , send email to info@ballet.ph or call Ballet Philippines at 551-1003. For tickets reservation call CCP Box Office at 822-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999. 

The Cast of BP's Peter Pan.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Florante at Laura, in the new age of theater.

Obra Ni Juan. Theater Review.

ANI 41: Lakbay Online Book Discussion This June 5