Audiences still have the chance to watch “The Sleeping Beauty” presented by Ballet Philippines at the CCP Main Theater. They have shows on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 10 AM and 3 PM, Friday, Dec 9 at 3 Pm and 8 PM, and Sunday, Dec 11 at 3 PM. The performances on Saturday (3 PM and 8 PM) are sponsored by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Employees Association and Knowledge Channel, respectively.
The Manila Symphony Orchestra will play Tchaikovsky’s music live for one last time on Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 PM, with Katherine Trofeo as Princess Aurora and Jean Marc Cordero as Prince Desire.
Dance luminary Edna Vida Froilan’s reaction to the first weekend performance was nothing less than effusive on social media: “Congrats Ballet Philippines—I loved ‘The Sleeping Beauty!’ Your beautiful dancing kept me wide-awake and amazed! Carissa Adea (whom I saw as Aurora, partnered by Japanese dancer, Nobuo Fujino) was breathtaking! The fairies rocked! Guys, you still have this weekend to catch the full-length ballet at the CCP Main Theater. Don’t miss it!”
Principal dancers Candice Adea and Carissa Adea, soloist Richardson Yadao and company member Earl John Arisola also perform the roles of Princess Aurora and Desire on the remaining performances.