Ballet Manila co-artistic director Osias Barroso with CEO and artistic director Lisa Macuja Elizalde.
Ballet Manila presents Sleeping Beauty
THE PEPPER MILL - Pepper Teehankee (The Philippine Star) - February 11, 2020 - 12:00am

The country’s classically trained ballet company captivated its audience with the world premiere of Sleeping Beauty, a contemporary take on a timeless masterwork that featured an original choreography by Ballet Manila CEO and artistic director Lisa Macuja Elizalde. This performance was the last installment of her Princess Trilogy. The show was held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.

Lisa, with Ballet Manila co-artistic director Osias Barroso and company dancers, gave a sneak peek of Sleeping Beauty to members of the media.

Sleeping Beauty is considered to be the biggest and grandest installment of the trilogy. Ballet Manila’s version was shorter from the original and this version introduced new characters such as the Keeper of the Golden Plates and the royal couples from the other installments of the trilogy.

Ballet Manila principal dancer Jasmine Pia Dames took on the lead role of Princess Aurora and fellow principal dancer Romeo Peralta played Prince Philip. Other cast members included Mark Sumaylo, Rissa May Camaclang, Joan Sia, Gerardo Francisco, Rafael Perez, Alvin Dictado, Shaira Comeros, and Emma Harris.



(For more updates on Ballet Manila and its 24th performance season, visit, @BalletManilaOfficial on Facebook and @BalletManila on Instagram and Twitter.)

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