Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Crisostomo Ibarra and Simoun comes alive thru Dance.

The idealist, cynical and vengeful characters of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo is coming to life via dance, as Ballet Philippines present under its 47th season, the Crisostomo Ibarra and Simoun of National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. This double bill production is in line with Rizal’s 120th Death Anniversary, and the 125th year anniversary of the publication of El Filibusterismo.

BP’s Artistic Director along with Jed Balsamo are the mind for the restaging of this two show, Morales for the Choreography while Balsamo provide the music. Their team up are also behind the musical Kanser@30 by Gantimpala Theater Foundation.

Ibarra premiered in 2010 and has perform in more than 50 shows here in abroad, but this is the first time it will be stage in the main theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and a first time for Simoun along with ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gerald Salonga. A huge special stage is also set for this double bill show.

Ito ay isang malikhain at modernong palabas, hindi natin sya masasabing classical talaga, meron syang mga videos, even yung approach sa music, yung choreography, makikita rin natin dito na si Crisostomo Ibarra magiging si Simoun, isang choreography secret, kung sino panoorin na lang natin.” Morales said.  
Top billing Ibarra set are Ballet Philippines dancers Victor Maguad, Monica Amanda Gana, Jessa Tanggalin, Eugene Obille, Ramon Victoria, and Simoun are headed by Jean Marc Cordero, Denise Parungao, Rita Angela Winder, Erl Sorilla, Garry Corpuz and Jemima Reyes. Morales said there are 40 dancers are performing for Simoun, and around 20 for Ibarra.

Crisostomo Ibarra will be performed on Oct Oct 21 at 3pm, October 22 at 2pm, and October 23 at 3pm and Simoun on Oct 21 at 8pm, Oct 22 at 6pm, and Oct 23 at 3pm. All of this at at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). Ticket range from Ph2000 to P300, with discounts for students, senior citizens and Government employees.
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