Ibong Adarna World Premiere by Ballet Manila

To open their 22nd season, Ballet Manila would bring to us the world premiere of Ibong Adarna.

Choreographed by Ballet Manila's principal dancer - Gerardo Francisco; original music by Diwa De Leon (son of former NCCA Chair Felipe de Leon Jr., and grandson of National Artist Felipe Padilla de Leon), script by Angela Blardony Ureta and new costumes and sets by Make It Happen Workshop. This Ballet Manila original is definitely something to forward to!

I was able to watch a preview during Ballet Manila's Flight of Fantasy media launch last month and I must say that I was in awe.

Here's the preview for y'all to see, featuring my favorite ballerina - Abigail Oliveiro.

If that didn't make you want to watch the show, I'm not sure what else would. Grabe the feels no??!!!

Plus it's a Filipino story that we all could relate!

Here are some more information from Ballet Manila's Press Release:

Lisa describes the show as “a modern ballet with neo-classical and classical styles that serve as the cornerstone of the dance vocabulary.” Ballet Manila is known for its Vaganova roots, and this ballet highlights the company’s strength and foundations—creating a sleek and distinct look for all of Ballet Manila’s performers. 

Ibong Adarna promises a world-class show that will make any Filipino proud. Other than the magical story itself, Gerardo used elements like music and traditions from all over the Philippines. Through this combination, he shows the country’s rich culture not only a Filipino audience, but also to the whole world. 

Taking on the starring role of the Singing Adarna is Lisa’s sister and West End actress, Gia Macuja-Atchison, whose credits include The Lion King (Princess Nala), Miss Saigon (Gigi and Ellen), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene), and Here Lies Love (Estrella Cumpas).  

Show Schedule

  • 26 August at 6:00PM
  • 27 August at 3:00PM
  • 02 September at 6:00PM
  • 03 September at 3:00PM
All shows are at Aliw Theater in Pasay City. For tickets, you may visit www.balletmanila.com.ph or follow Ballet Manila on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Ticket are also available at all TicketWorld outlets. Please call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

If you want to watch all the shows on this season's line up, take advantage of Ballet Manila's Season Subscription Programs that offer up to 50% discount on ticket prices. For more information, you may visit www.ticketworld.com.ph/balletmanila/Online/ and click on ‘View Details’ under ‘Season Subscription Program’. 

And because I love you all, I'm giving away 2 tickets to 5 of my lucky readers for the August 27 (3PM) show.

Here's how to join:

  1. Like my Facebook Page and Instagram.
  2. Like Ballet Manila's Facebook Page and Instagram.
  3. Leave a comment down below with your name and email address.
So I'll be picking 5 winners, each winner will get 2 tickets so you and your friend could watch the show!! I'll announce the winners on Thursday.

1. Desiree Orias-Rodis
2. Paulline Flores
3. Lally Gonzalez
4. Que Gavan
5. Precious Valencia

Each of you will get 2 tickets so you and your plus one could catch the August 27 (3PM) show.

See you at the ballet!!!

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