Ballet in Manila: Dancing on toes, gaining a foothold

They say you either love or hate ballet and perhaps they were right: I knew exactly which performances I wanted to watch after I saw a preview by Ballet Manila – The Swan, The Fairy, and The Princess, to be exact!

Getting invited to the preview of Revenge of the Classics was such a treat for me. After all, Ballet Manila, the name we all remember when we talk about a Philippine ballet, has been giving us great performances for twenty-one seasons (and counting).

“I am proud to say that Ballet Manila does not simplify the choreography for classical ballet. We stay true to the original choreography from a hundred years ago,” said Macuja-Elizalde during the press preview.

“It is hard to cheat in classical ballet. If you make a mistake, everyone will see it.”

Swan Lake[2]
When Miss Lisa Macuja-Elizalde said Ballet Manila didn't do away with the difficult parts of known acts, I knew what she meant. I had goosebumps all over when I saw Princess Odette, the white swan (of Swan Lake), dancing onstage!

But as much as I enjoyed watching ballet, would I have enjoyed it as much if I had to dance it?

To help answer my question, I asked Miss Macuja-Elizalde what she had to say about her injuries, how to dance ballet safely, and what injuries she dreaded the most.


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We know sleep is potent yet we deprive ourselves of it, anyway. It’s something all of us are guilty of – even some doctors know very little about sleep!

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You might have read about my chat with Dindo Medina, corporate sales director of Uratex, about the technology behind the perfect mattress. It’s now time we focused on the different elements of a good mattress.

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