When In Manila, Ballet Philippines ends its 42nd Season with undying love in the all-new contemporary ballet, “Pusong Wagas” on February 17 to 19 at the CCP Little Theater.
BP resident choreographer Alden Lugnasin creates his original contemporary ballet based on the legend of the city of Mandaluyong, with libretto by Nicolas B. Pichay and original music by independent music icon Cynthia Alexander.
Set in pre-colonial Manila, the story highlights the exemplary love of Luyong, a gifted carpenter, and Manda, a tribal princess, and their sacrifice in the face of the coming foreign invaders. This work is co-produced by the City of Mandaluyong and Hon. Mayor Benjamin Abalos Jr.
BP Artistic Director Paul Alexander Morales says, “We are encouraged that local governments like Mandaluyong find it important to support works that have historical and cultural significance, and we hope that it will encourage the other local governments and the national government to do the same.”
Tickets are at P600 to P1000, with performance dates on February 17 and 18 at 3 PM and 8 PM, and February 19 at 10 AM and 3 PM. Student and senior citizen discounts apply.
Category: dance, contemporary
Pusong Wagas, is a full-length work by resident choreographer Alden Lugnasin with original music by an independent music icon, Cynthia Alexander. Based on a libretto by Nicolas B. Pichay, this production is inspired by the legend of Mandaluyong. Set in pre-colonial Manila, the story highlights the exemplary love of Luyong, a gifted carpenter and Manda a tribal princess and their sacrifice in the face of the coming foreign invaders. This work is co-produced in cooperation with the City of Mandaluyong.
Date and Time:
February 17, 2011 / 3PM & 8PM
February 18, 2011 / 3PM & 8PM
February 19, 2011 / 10AM & 3PM
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Tickets: P1000 / P600
Ballet Philippines’ “Pusong Wagas” perfect for Valentine’s weekend