Firebird and other balletsAugust 19 – 21, 2016Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Ballet Philippines revives the timeless tale of love and adventure set to Igor Stravinsky’s enchanting and groundbreaking musical score. Choreographer George Birkadze brings a fresh approach to the mystical Firebird, reimagining the Russian folk tale into a Philippine setting, with new costumes by Mark Lewis Higgins. Also featured in this production are Carlo Pacis' award-winning "Shifting Wait" and a new work by Spanish choreographer David Campos.
Crisostomo Ibarra | SimounOctober 21 – 23, 2016Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Filipino literature comes to life in this twin bill of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. “Cristostomo Ibarra” premiered in 2010, while “Simoun” will premiere this October. Both shows feature an original libretto and choreography by Paul Alexander Morales and original music by Jed Balsamo. “Simoun” follows the transformation and succeeding actions of El Filibusterismo’s protagonist, the formerly optimistic Crisostomo Ibarra into Simoun, the cynical revolutionary out to spark a change in the society. This year marks the 120th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal. This production is supported by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. At Isasayaw KoDecember 2 – 11, 2016Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
An exciting collaboration between Ballet Philippines and the ABS-CBN Orchestra with a libretto by Bibeth Orteza, featuring the music of the popular Filipino music group, VST & Co. in a groovy celebration of the holiday season and a return to the Manila Sound for the families of today.
Swan LakeFebruary 24 – March 5, 2017Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
The Philippines' premier danseur, Nonoy Froilan restages one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, "Swan Lake". A story of love and forgiveness that transcends time and borders, this grand spectacle of dance concludes Ballet Philippines' 47th season. The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will perform on gala performances.