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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

RIZAL REVISITED / DOUBLE TAKES





RIZAL REVISITED / DOUBLE TAKES


SCRIPT/LIBRETTO: FLOY QUINTOS


CHOREOGRAPHY:
BAM DAMIAN
ALDEN LUGNASIN
JEFFREY ESPEJO

GUEST ARTIST:
BONNIE PICKARD
Principal Dancer, Suzanne Farrell Ballet,
Principal Dancer, BalletNY


CCP Main Theater
August 10, 2007 (3pm & 8pm)
August 11, 2007 (3pm & 8pm)
August 12, 2007 (3pm)
(*Dates subject to change)




A one night, two billing performance, Ballet Philippines will take its audience through ruminations on our National Hero, Jose Rizal in Rizal Revisited. Like an easy stroll down memory lane, select memoirs of Jose Rizal's life unfold through dance. An educational experience as well as an artistic encounter, the first half of the evening brings together Philippine history with a fresh sense of contemporary movement.


The performance begins with a young boy cramming for his exam. He gets on the MRT while studying his book on Jose Rizal. As in a dream, the commuters on the train begin mouthing Rizal's words from "Noli Me Tangere", "El Filibusterismo" and "Letter to the Women of Malolos". This leads into "Mi Ultimo Adios", which is the first full dance interpretation.


The MRT station transforms into the boat "Tabo" as the end of "Mi Ultimo Adios" is reached.


The stage transforms once again and highlights from "El Filibusterismo" and "Noli Me Tangere" are presented, introducing Rizal's characters Simoun, the jeweller: Doña Victorina and her beautiful niece, Paulina. Don Custodio, Father Salvi, Father Damaso. Ibarra, Maria Clara, Sisa, Dona Consolacion, to name a few.


The story takes us to the boy reading "The Letter to the Women of Malolos" as it is interpreted in dance set to classical music.


Rizal Revisited ends in Dapitan, depicting the last moments of Rizal to his death by firing squad. All the characters in Rizal's stories appear with old and young Filipinos solemnly viewing his body.


The boy takes his book, touches Rizal with the book, cradles it as the lights fade out.


Double Takes is an ambitious project inspired by a piece created by Geminal Casado, Artistic Director and choreographer of the Karlsruhe Ballet, Germany. Casado interpreted the same etude of Baroque music with simultaneous genres of dance – while a modern-based choreography was being performed on stage, a classical version to the very same music was taking place in the orchestra pit. Ballet Philippines ' version will take this idea a notch further.


The exhibit "Jose Rizal: Noli Me Tangere – oil paintings by Leandro V. Cruz" will be featured at the Main Theater Lobby.


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Tickets available at the CCP Box Office, TicketWorld outlets and through Ballet Philippines Tel#: 5510221;5511003; 8326011 / Fax: 5510144
Email: balletphilippines@pldtdsl.net
Website: www.ballet.com.ph


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