Ballet Philippines Presents Edna Vida’s The Nutcracker
I joined a blog giveaway last month and won myself two tickets to Ballet Philippines Edna Vida’s The Nutcracker. I came to watch the spectacular ballet show with my sister.
I couldn’t remember the last time I visited Cultural Center of the Philippines. Parang high school days pa yata. I was impressed because it was well-maintained.
It was our first time watching a ballet performance so we were both excited even though we didn’t know what to expect. I’m quite familiar with the story of The Nutcracker but I wasn’t sure about the details, so both the story and the dance genre were brand new to me.
Edna Vida’s The Nutcracker is a Christmas story set in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. We’ve seen a typical Christmas Eve celebration na may Noche Buena, Rigodon de Honor, and gift giving. The costumes and set designs by National Artist Salvador Bernal are extremely enchanting and well-thought of.
We weren’t able to witness a live orchestra (usually sa evening slots kasi yun) but the show was still magical. There were two acts, and we had a short 15-min break in between. We had snacks then we took photos of the Nutcracker collection exhibit outside the theater.
Minsan pinangarap kong maging ballet dancer, and I think every girl who dreamt of becoming a princess someday thought about this too haha. Kaya lang hindi talaga ako pang-stage. My anxiety wouldn’t allow me to perform on stage. 🙂
My sister and I were just in awe of the dancers’ skirts twirling and twinkling under the spotlight. It was one of many enchanting moments from the show that I wouldn’t want to end. We also enjoyed the battle of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. 🙂
Thank you Mommy Louisa of ArtofbeingaMom.com for this wonderful opportunity! It was the perfect post-birthday gift for my sister. 🙂
You still have a chance to catch Edna Vida’s The Nutcracker in CCP Main Theater until December 10, 2017. Don’t miss it!
Published: 2017-12-07 01:59:38