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A digital dance-off spreads from Argentina to the world

BUENOS AIRES — With theaters closed around the world, three South American dancers have created a digital dance-off for aspiring twirlers, with Instagram the new stage where competitors from Argentina and Brazil to Israel and Italy post clips of their moves.

DreamPlay marks 4th year with kiddie dance off

THE 4th anniversary celebration of City of Dreams Manila’s DreamPlay, the only DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space in the world, is in full swing with the staging of the annual King Julien Dance Off competition.

Russian ballet dancers to perform Swan Lake in QC

THE Moscow Ballet’s classical choreography arm La Classique will be coming to the Philippines for a series of performances of the ballet classic Swan Lake, a timeless favorite set to the music by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

NCCA holds National Dance Week in Capiz

IN CELEBRATION of National Dance Week, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) – National Committee on Dance will hold the 8th Dance Xchange: The Philippine International Dance Festival on April 26 to 30 in Roxas City, Capiz.

Ballet Manila closes its 23rd season with the Beatles and Chopin

THE dancers of Ballet Manila have been training six times a week since last December for two very different kinds of shows. This is in preparation for the closing performances of its 23rd season, “Tour de Force,” which ends in March with a double-header called Deux.

CCP’s Pasinaya festival to be upsized this year

THE largest multi-arts festival in the country is back, but this year, the CCP Pasinaya Open House Festival will be held for a longer period — from Feb. 1 to 3.

Fragile bones

What pain taught dancer Anna Periquet.

It takes two to dance ballet

IF EXPERIENCE is the best teacher, then prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde is a straight A-student. For 32 years she danced lead in 350 full-length ballets and performed in 90 cities on five continents. Retired from dancing since 2017, the A-student took on the role of teacher early in her career, melding both theory and practice in her teaching style. Among her best students is Ballet Manila’s guest principal dancer, Katherine Elizabeth Barkman, who is the only ballet dancer to win back-to-back medals from two of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

Ballet Manila brings Asian and American dancers together on one stage

EAST MEETS WEST and converge onstage as Ballet Manila presents American Stars Gala, a one-night only concert that features some of today’s brightest and...

Young choreographers strut their stuff in BP’s showcase

FROM A dance that empowers women to a metaphor on the fluidity of gender and to that defining moment when we finally meet our significant other, the repertoire of Ballet Philippines’ Ang Pilya atbp. feat. the Young Choreographers Showcase, highlights not only the power of narration and dance, but also the talents of young choreographers and dancers in the country.

Ballet Philippines | Young Choreographers Showcase

Ballet Philippines' Young Choreographers Showcase will be held from June 9-10 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Seven pieces will be presented for the first time.

Favorite Things | Body moving

Steps founder Sofia Zobel Elizalde on Carmen, Pina Bausch, and Zumba. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SeSPqVeS00 INTERVIEW  NICKKY FAUSTINE P. DE GUZMAN | PHOTOGRAPHY  LANCER SALVA Sofia Zobel Elizalde was introduced to the world of...

The art and act of marrying fairy tale and tragedy

Dance La Luna Roja Nov. 25 and 26 Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC PLAZA, Corner Ayala & Buendia Aves., Makati By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman, Reporter HOW DO YOU tie...

Q&A with La Luna Roja’s Sorceress

TEACHING and theater seem to go together for Tami Monsod. Before playing the role of the witch in La Luna Roja, the veteran theater...

Ballet Philippines’ Nutcracker treats kids to tea and sweets

SISTERS Edna Vida and National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes have teamed up for Ballet Philippines’ 48th season ending production, The Nutcracker, which will...

Earning their wings

TCHAIKOVSKY’S Swan Lake has endured more than a century and is known to be one of the most popular ballets in the world –...

Dance theater

MYTHS OF LOVE is a dance-theater event that tackles our notion of romance. Based on the book, Seven Myths About Love... Actually by British...

Feminism, unrequited love, and a teleserye in one ballet

GOOD STORYTELLING through ballet is not only evident in the dancer’s powerful pirouettes and leaps, or turns and swirls of the hand and feet,...

The unlikely Swan Queen

After undergoing hip surgery, what’s next for Lisa Macuja-Elizalde? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgLiEBhvMSo WORDS  ZSARLENE B. CHUA | IMAGES  G-NIE ARAMBULO When does a ballerina hang up her pointe shoes for...

Meet Argentina’s top tango stars, aged 82 and 90

BUENOS AIRES – They are in their ninth decade of life, but the rhythm of tango still thrills in the legs of Oscar and...

Dance on social issues to debut in Manila

THE RIGHTS of indigenous people to use their ancestral land and the issues of mining and its harmful effects on the natural environment are...

Let’s dance

By Camille Anne M. Arcilla THREE top dance companies with over 500 dance professionals are currently showing what the Filipino dance community is all about. Dance.MNL:...

Braving stormy weather

Alice Reyes, National Artist for Dance, as Lena Horne. Words  Sam L. Marcelo | Photography  Kai Huang It’s a gray and soggy Tuesday, the kind better...

Keeping the kids busy this summer

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman It is alarming that kids these days belong to “the most sedentary generation in history.” So said Sam Kass,...