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Catch the classic fairytale told through the art of ballet.
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BALLET MANILA'S CINDERELLA

WHEN TO GO: 8 p.m., December 3 and 3 p.m., December 4, Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay; tickets available through Ticketworld, 891.9999; ticketworld.com.ph; balletmanila.com.ph.  

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Who doesn’t know the story of Cinderella? Beloved by adults and children alike, Charles Perrault’s fairy tale has been told and re-imagined numerous times, quite recently as a blockbuster Hollywood film directed by Kenneth Branagh. The appeal lies in that almost everyone can identify with the main character, as she is cruelly and unjustly treated by others, but because of her unwavering virtue, receives her just deserts in the end—as do her tormentors. This Christmas, Ballet Manila tries its hand—or should we say feet—at interpreting this classic.

WHAT TO CHECK OUT: The third production of its 21st season, Cinderella marks another milestone in Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s glittering career, as it’s the first time BM’s CEO has worked on the choreography of a major production. Co-artistic director Osias Barosso, himself a highly respected danseur in the late 1970s and ’80s, collaborates with the former prima ballerina on the project. Elizalde says that most people fondly remember the Disney version of the story, so BM’s production will stay “close to the animated film as much as possible–complete with all the animal characters, the iconic transformation scene, and the ball. We’ve been working so hard to put this together and I can confidently say that it will be nothing short of magical.” 

Cinderella on pointe; Cinderella and her prince
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