Sezairi dominates streaming charts in Asia with global hit “It’s You”

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After going viral on TikTok and subsequently charting on Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart where it peaked at No. 17, Singapore-based singer-songwriter Sezairi is currently on the rise with the recent success of his single “ It’s You .” A rousing ballad that showcases the journey of putting one’s fears to rest when it comes to loving someone, “It’s You” is part of Sezairi’s recently released EP, Undertones . “I had a lot of things in mind when writing this song but I guess the underlying theme is love,” the chart-topping artist opens up about the inspiration behind the track. “It’s like going on this crazy journey just searching for ‘the one’ and then having a sudden realization, and disbelief even, that you already know who you were looking for and that they were always there and will always be there for you no matter what. It’s also a sort of ode, a thank you to that special someone in your life.” The song is steadily climbing on Spotify Philippines’ Top 100 charts, ranking at No.

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.


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