Philippine Ballet Theatre at 30

The Philippine Ballet Theatre one of the resident company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is now celebrating the 30th season with a great classic ballet.IMG_20160622_183108

The Philippine Ballet Theatre also know as PBT has mounted full-length ballet such as Swan Lake, Son Quixote, The Merry Widow, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Esmeralda, Raymond’s, Coppelia, Carmina and Burana, Andres KKK and Darangan at Bantugen and many others. Several bee ballet productions are currently in progress.

For its 30th season, PBT present the Great Classic (July 29-31), Filipino Masterpieces (September 23-25) and The Nutcracker (November 11-13). As part of CCP’s first Dance Manila Festival (July 14-26) – a unique and happy collaboration of PBT, Ballet Philippines and Ballet Manila – PBT company members will be dance in the “Winners Gala”, Giselle ( A Tribute to co-founder Tita Radiac) , PBT @ 30 – an invitational open rehearsal, and the Filipino Gala.

Some photos earlier in the invitational open rehearsal at the main theater of CCP.

PBT - Swan Lake
PBT – Swan Lake
PBT - Flames of Paris
PBT – Swan Lake
PBT - Diana and Actaeon
PBT – Diana and Actaeon

Critics have described PBT’s performances as “bold,brave and beautiful” and “thoroughly delightful and enchanting.” Its repertoire continues to “dazzle and amaze” various audiences with its distinct and poetic delicacy and refined sophistication. Many positive performance reviews exist, such as that of arts critic Rosalinda Orosa “… numbers were uniformly well-created and smoothly executed; the danseurs displayed solid technique while also providing the ballerinas with dependable partnering.Miming was consistently clear and eloquent.”

PBT’ goal include the preservation of the rich and elegant classical full-length ballets, the launching of cutting-edge contemporary works and the commissioning of Filipino heritage masterpieces that bring to the forefront the extraordinary talent of Filipinos artist, not only as dancers but as choreographers. PBT discovers and supports talented youth with training through scholarships from the generous support of sponsors and donors.

Philippine Ballet Theatre Dancers
Philippine Ballet Theatre Dancers

The company is composed of young talented ballet dancers from all walks of life who choose performing arts as a career, performing to bring honor and prestige to the country. Audiences have witnessed the extraordinary artistry of the company through its performances in many parts of our archipelago and aside from that PBT also represented the Philippines in festivals and performance abroad including USA, Mexico, Spain Morocco and Southeast Asia.

So see you in the Cultural Center of the Phillipines in there opening season this coming July 29, 2016!


Axl Guinto

Axl Guinto a supporter of Independent music and film, heritage advocate, theater play supporter, a foodie, freelance event photographer and founder of AxlPowerhouse Group