Saturday, October 15, 2005


Playing for only one weekend, Ballet Philippines is bringing back "Playing Maestro Ryan" at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Main Theater) today, Friday, October 14 till Sunday, October 16. Accompanied by the San Miguel Orchestra, the show is a collaboration between reknowned Filipino Composer Ryan Cayabyab and choreographers Tony Fabella, Alden Lugnasin, Bam Damian, Irish Abejero, Novy Bereber, and Christine Crame. I actually watched the show during it's first run last March and I have to say I was rather pleased to see the contemporary direction our national ballet company is taking. And as a man without any patience for dragging theatrical events - especially in dance - I have to admit that there was not a single boring moment in the entire production. The choreography was creative, the concepts were fresh, and there were many soaring philharmonic moments throughout. It's a definite must see if only to renew your faith in the Philippine dance scene.