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For the love of ballet

- Johnny Litton - The Philippine Star

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul, of the body.” – Martha Graham

 

It was a dazzling evening of Filipino artistry in song and dance — performed with a contemporary take on opera and ballet — at the ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La. Entitled “Sing, Dance, Love, Change,” the fundraising event was presented by Ballet Philippines in cooperation with the Philippine Opera Company’s Ang Bagong Harana. 

Under Ballet Philippines president Margie Moran-Floirendo’s execution, the show, a unique mix of ballet and song, was a success. It gathered 400 guests.

The VIPs seen at the event included Ballet Philippines chairman Antonio “Tonyboy” Cojuangco and vice chair Maan Hontiveros, Angola Consul Helen Ong, former ramp models Ping Valencia and Minnie Cagatao-Lawrie.

Proceeds of the event went to the ballet scholarships of the company’s gifted ballet dancers to further hone their talent. 

Congratulations to Margie and the rest of the people responsible for the successful event!

GREETINGS

Happy birthday to our celebrators today, George Sison and Beth Day-Romulo, Enrique “Iking” Araneta and Ping Valencia.

Advance birthday greetings to Marissa Concepcion, Dina Gaerlan and Marissa Araneta, May 27; Guilly Rufino, Archie Lacson and Mark Dayrit, May 28; Ali Sotto-Bsaies, Celia Diaz-Laurel and Inno Sotto, May 29; Glenda Baretto, Jerry Barican and Mary Jane Ortega, May 30; Budji Layug, May 31; Mandy Eduque, Eva Abesamis and Dr. Loi Ejercito, June 1.

So, how was your week?

     

(For comments or inquiries, please e-mail me at jjlitton@indanet.com.)

ALI SOTTO-BSAIES ANG BAGONG HARANA ANGOLA CONSUL HELEN ONG ARANETA AND PING VALENCIA ARCHIE LACSON AND MARK DAYRIT BALLET BALLET PHILIPPINES BUDJI LAYUG CELIA DIAZ-LAUREL AND INNO SOTTO
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