- Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 00:00
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Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and her 14-year-old daughter Missy Elizalde share the spotlight in Ballet Manila’s 17th performance season opener, “Alamat: Si Sibol at Si Gunaw,” on Sept. 1 and 2 at the Aliw Theater. “It’s really a full-circle moment to be dancing with Missy,” enthuses Macuja-Elizalde. “I am so proud of her, especially since it was she herself who decided that ballet is something she wanted to pursue.”
Macuja-Elizalde is the goddess Luningning, while Missy dances as the young Sibol (Bloom), the twin of Gunaw (Doom). In the environmental tale, Luningning falls in love with the mortal Kapuy played by Nazer Salgado. Their twins, portrayed as adults by Francis Cascaño and Yanti Marduli, become locked in a battle over Mother Earth. Dancing as the young Gunaw is Elmoe Dictado. It is based on the children’s book by Palanca hall of fame awardee Ed Maranan, published by Bookmark with illustrations by Ronaela B. Maranan.
With choreography by Ballet Manila artistic associate Osias Barroso and junior principal dancer Gerardo Francisco, “Alamat: Si Sibol at Si Gunaw” features music by various Filipino artists including George Canseco, Willy Cruz and Edru Abraham. Musical arrangement is by Mon Faustino and Noel Zarate.
For tickets, contact 525-5967, 400-0292 or 891-9999.