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Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley comes to the rescue in Singapore quiz row

May 23, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The pop star backs Singaporean railway worker Muhammad Shalehan, who was denied an SGD 10,000 prize after supposedly pronouncing Haldey's name wrong in a radio quiz game

TONY HADLEY. The former lead singer of Spandau Ballet sends a video to Singaporean quiz contestant Muhammad Shalehan, helping him claim a prize he had earlier been denied. Screenshot from

Russian dancer Mikhail Martynyuk is new artistic director of Ballet Philippines

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:29 PM

Misha replaces Alice Reyes, who will step down as artistic director on March 31

Ballet Philippines battles Disney, typhoons, poverty to survive

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:38 PM

As the renowned arts organization celebrates its 50th anniversary, its dancers are determined for the show to go on, despite the lack of funding

Ballet Manila's 'Giselle' moves to CCP Main Theater after Star City fire

Oct 04, 2019 - 12:17 PM

The show's original home, the Aliw Theater, was damaged in the blaze

Young PH dancers bag awards at HK ballet competition

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:08 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With so many talented youths competing together, the Philippine team is a force to be reckoned with

Moscow Ballet's 'Swan Lake' show in Manila pushes through despite 'major issue'

Jun 14, 2019 - 10:19 PM

The performance still pushes through even after the gala night events have been cancelled

SWAN LAKE. The Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' performs the classic ballet by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky. Photo courtesy of the Moscow Ballet 'La Classique'

Ballet Manila celebrates 23rd season with 'Tour de Force'

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Ballet Manila celebrates its 23rd season with classics

PH ballerina Veronica Atienza receives special award at US ballet competition

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Veronica is given the Special Jury Encouragement Award for the senior category of the USA International Ballet Competition

International ballet stars to converge in Manila for 'American Stars Gala'

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Dancers Lia Cirio, Junxiong Zhao, Hannah Bettes, Yuriko Kajiya, and Jared Matthews are performing at the Aliw Theater in July

BALLET STARS. 5 international ballet dancers are performing in Manila. Photos courtesy of Ballet Manila

Ballet Philippines' 'Don Quixote': A classic rom-com narrated through dance

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM

To cap its 48th season, Ballet Philippines presents the classic 'Don Quixote'

Why Ballet Philippines' 'The Nutcracker' is a holiday must-watch

Dec 10, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The classic production is given a Filipino twist, choregraphed by Edna Vida and Alice Reyes

[Gameplan] How ballerinas dance through pain

Nov 17, 2017 - 3:37 PM

A ballerina’s day starts by waking up to pain. Ballet Philippines’ principal dancer Denise Parungao shares how she powers through it.

Check out Ballet Manila's shows this Christmas season

Oct 09, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Watch these timeless shows from Ballet Manila

Singer Tony Hadley leaves Spandau Ballet

Jul 04, 2017 - 1:41 PM

The remaining members of the group say Tony made it clear in September 2016 that he did not want to work with the band anymore

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Revisiting the magic and romance of 'Swan Lake'

Mar 10, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Ballet Philippines reminds us why Swan Lake is so enduring and irresistible

Photo courtesy of Ballet Philippines

‘Raise the Red Lantern’: Kisah cinta klasik berujung tragis

Nov 03, 2016 - 7:33 PM

Pertunjukan balet yang ditampilkan The National Ballet of China ini berlangsung 2 3 November di Ciputra Artpreneur Theatre Jakarta

Gelaran bertajuk 'Raise the Red Lantern' ditampilkan oleh The National Ballet of china di Ciputra Artpreneur Theatre, Jakarta, Rabu, 2 November 2016. Foto oleh Fakhri Hermansyah/ANTARA FOTO.

Gameplan: Street kids turned ballet dancers compete in Asian Grand Prix

Aug 10, 2016 - 11:20 PM

From the streets to the barre – and now the Asian Grand Prix

Ballet Manila's 'Rebel': Not just a history lesson

Mar 10, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Ballet Manila s Rebel makes parallels between the classical story of Spartacus and the narrative of the 1986 People Power Revolution

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/Rappler

Looking back on the People Power Revolution with Ballet Manila's 'Rebel'

Feb 24, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja Elizalde stars as Inang Bayan in Ballet Manila s production which is set during the 1986 EDSA Revolution

'REBEL.' Lisa Macuja-Elizalde stars as Inang Bayan in 'Rebel,' a ballet that commemorates the People Power Revolution. Screengrab from Instagram/balletmanila

IN PHOTOS: Ballet Manila's mesmerizing, romantic 'Romeo and Juliet'

Oct 11, 2015 - 6:54 PM

In staging Paul Vasterling s contemporary interpretation of Romeo and Juliet Ballet Manila transports the audience back to the streets and palaces of old Verona

Ballet Manila to stage contemporary spin on ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:31 PM

[Shakespeare] used words we use our bodies says the iconic Filipino dancer Lisa Macuja Elizalde Ballet Manila is set to bring Romeo and Juliet to the stage

IN PHOTOS: Spandau Ballet in Manila, a reunion show like no other

Sep 22, 2015 - 9:24 PM

Musician Gary Kemp tells the crowd: This is my first time in Manila and you are some of the most beautiful and lovely people that I ve ever met in my life

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Spandau Ballet playlist: 5 songs we hope they play at their Manila show

Sep 21, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The British group is set to perform many of their classic hits in their first Manila concert on September 21

Spandau Ballet to perform in Manila

Jul 30, 2015 - 12:42 AM

See the details here

Fil-Am ballerina Stella Abrera promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre

Jul 01, 2015 - 5:41 PM

I m overjoyed There s no other word for it Stella says

Tuloy Foundation: A house of refuge for street children

Jun 06, 2015 - 8:15 PM

We are not only here to fill up the stomach and put a shirt on the back but to develop the totality of the person so that they can face the totality of circumstances and realities in the world says the institution s founder

CONFIDENCE. A street kid turned ballet dancer shows off his dance moves in one of the halls of Tuloy sa Don Bosco Foundation. All photos by Franz Lopez/ Rappler

Street kids turned ballet dancers

Jun 04, 2015 - 3:02 PM

Once roaming the streets of Metro Manila ballet dancers from Tuloy Foundation talk about their dreams in the performing arts

Musicians gather for annual CMJ Music Marathon

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:52 PM

The music festival is credited with helping discover artists who quickly became big including Lady Gaga Arcade Fire and much earlier R E M

Turning 50: What Lisa Macuja-Elizalde has learned

Oct 24, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Offstage Lisa is equally passionate about her role as a mother “There’s really nothing like leading and teaching by example ” she says

Love, madness, mortality in 'Giselle'

Sep 27, 2014 - 8:30 AM

She spoke directly to my heart in a language I thought I could actually hear writes Rome Jorge on the dancing in the beautiful Giselle

The work of George Birkadze: Where ballet meets martial arts

Aug 27, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Karate kicks and strikes Jiu Jitsu grapples and locks the grace and elegance of ballet – choreographer and martial artist George Birkadze brings all this to his dances

Things to do: August 22- 28

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:50 AM

Planning your upcoming activities with family and friends? Here are the week s events

Ballet Philippines stages 'La Revolucion Filipina'

Jul 24, 2014 - 5:03 PM

The show returns to the stage to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini

HIGHLIGHTS: Voices for Visayas

Jan 15, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Watch the Voices for Visayas benefit concert here on Rappler

Life and Style wRap: From ballet dancers to zombies

Nov 30, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Missed a lot of stories this week? Here s the Life and Style wRap

TERRIFYING? A group of youngsters dressed up as zombies take part in a "Zombie Walk" in Mexico City. AFP Photo

IN PHOTOS: Cream Silk and a big night of music

Oct 21, 2013 - 9:52 AM

Music dance and beautiful hair meet under one roof

FACE OF STRONG HAIR. Sam Pinto walks out on stage during the finale of 'Cream Silk Hair Sonata.' All photos by Jory Rivera

'Lorenzo': Catechism as rock opera

Sep 15, 2013 - 5:55 PM

The first Filipino saint s life in a rock opera that crosses through time

SOLACE. Pieta as enduring symbol

The Weekly List: Events you don't want to miss (Aug 24-31)

Aug 24, 2013 - 11:42 AM

Looking for something to do this weekend and the coming week? Here s a list to help you plan ahead

Fun week: Here's your date list

Aug 17, 2013 - 2:10 PM

Running out of fun things to do this week? Here are some ideas

Your weekend datelist: What to do, where to go

Aug 10, 2013 - 12:53 PM

A new week s coming up Here are a few events and movies you might want to check out

Violinist falls into orchestra pit, dies

Jul 18, 2013 - 9:54 PM

The Bolshoi caught in new tragedy with death of senior second violinist

NEW TRAGEDY. Sedov's death follows the acid attack on another Bolshoi member earlier this year

Sarah Jessica Parker arrives in Manila

May 14, 2013 - 8:40 PM

Carrie Bradshaw is finally in Manila

FASHION IN THE CITY. Hollywood A-lister and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker of 'Sex and the City' fame is now in Manila. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera

Sarah Jessica Parker coming to Manila

May 13, 2013 - 9:52 PM

The fashionista will grace the grand opening of a new mall in Taguig City

MANILA-BOUND. 'Sex and the City' fans will finally see Carrie Bradshaw in the flesh. Photo from the Sarah Jessica Parker Facebook page

'Glee' goes Broadway with 'A Chorus Line'

Apr 23, 2013 - 7:11 PM

Glee pays tribute to A Chorus Line in an episode featuring Sarah Jessica Parker

GLEE DOES BROADWAY. Sarah Jessica Parker joins Glee's 'A Chorus Line' tribute. Photo from the Sarah Jessica Parker Facebook page

Dancer confesses to attack on Bolshoi chief

Mar 06, 2013 - 2:52 PM

One of the company s leading male dancers Pavel Dmitrichenko the suspected mastermind of the attack signed a written confession along with the other suspects who had all been arrested on Tuesday

Edna Vida Froilan: Beyond ballet's legacy

Mar 04, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Rappler celebrates Women s Month with stories on inspiring women ladies who make a difference Be prepared for a fearless femme overload

SHE STILL HAS IT. Edna Vida Froilan strikes a dance pose in this photo posted September 2012. Photo from Edna Vida Froilan's Facebook page

The promise of Daragang Magayon

Feb 26, 2013 - 11:16 PM

The production team should be lauded for taking off from a much loved indigenous tale amidst the massive Hollywood ification and Disney fication of our culture in contemporary times

A PROMISE UNFULFILLED? Ea Torrado as Magayon in 'Daragang Magayon: Ang Istorya ni Mayon.' Photo courtesy of Rina Angela Corpus

Ballet Philippines dances to 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'

Feb 05, 2013 - 5:56 PM

Rappler gets a sneak peek at the rehearsals of Ballet Philippines A Midsummer Night s Dream and chats with the artistic director choreographer and BP president Margie Moran Floirendo

SEASON OPENER. Ballet Philippines opens the year with one of the best loved stories from William Shakespeare. Image from the Ballet Philippines Facebook page

Bolshoi chief fights for eyesight after acid attack

Jan 19, 2013 - 2:12 PM

The lifenews ru website said that Filin was suffering from complete loss of vision and had received serious damage to both his corneas as the acid had been thrown directly into his open eyes

PHOTOS: Janine Tugonon arrives in Manila

Dec 22, 2012 - 9:31 AM

We catch the Miss Universe 2012 first runner up who is finally home for the holidays

MISS UNIVERSE IN OUR EYES. Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon comes back home to a warm welcome from fans at the airport. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera