Circus D’Ballet free to Star City patrons
(The Philippine Star) - December 20, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Joy!, a new Circus D’Ballet production in Star City, presents a special offering this Christmas Season at the Aliw Theater. 

Inspired by the original Circus D’Ballet production Belen that opened at Star Theater in 2001 and enjoyed a run of almost 400 performances over a two-year period, Joy! brings together 30 Ballet Manila dancers and 30 circus artists including five aerialists trained by Ruby and Luca of the Ruby Karen Project, Orange County Aerial Arts in a spectacular new circus and ballet performance.

Directed and choreographed by Osias Barroso with additional choreography by Gerardo Francisco, Jonathan Janolo, Michael Divinagracia and Rudy de Dios — Joy! recreates with dancers and circus performers Ballet Manila’s Pasko Na Naman Muli with acrobats, contortionists, a unicyclist, jugglers, clowns, young magician and aerialists. For the first time, Circus D’Ballet will feature several acts with the use of tissu.

The show is based on an original concept by Star Parks chairman Fred Elizalde. The storyline features two mime artists and a magician meeting and taking the audience on a musical journey using popular Christmas songs Joy To the World, Pasko Na Naman, Pasko Na Sinta Ko, Hele and Kumukutikutitap as they encounter three angels that lead them to the nativity scene.

Joy! is the latest one-of-a-kind show that merges ballet dancers with circus acts, following the other successful productions Belentines, Belen 2, Can-Can, Princess of the Moon, Lahi and Munting Anghel. The shows are free for all Star City patrons and will run with 17 shows until Jan. 3, 2016.

 

ALIW THEATER BALLET BALLET MANILA BELEN CHRISTMAS SEASON CIRCUS CIRCUS D FRED ELIZALDE GERARDO FRANCISCO JONATHAN JANOLO STAR CITY
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