If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, I’ve been working on a project for a dear friend. She’s a ballet director and founder of her own ballet company, The Company of Acts Manila and I am tasked to do her souvenir program for this year’s recital at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Little Theatre a.k.a. as Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino because it’s ballet recital season. School’s almost out, summer is upon us and it’s the perfect time for our kids to explore the world of ballet.
Prep work for this project starts January or earlier and continues for the whole first quarter of the year. Hence, my absence from my bloggie duties. Good thing, the husband pitches in for me. 🙂 Costume design, pictorials, souvenir programs, rehearsals, ticket sales and all that jazz are some of the many little details that have to come together for performance night. This year is more exciting for me and the husband because both our kids (yup, girl and boy) are joining! Can you imagine the stress of being part of the production and being stage mommy and daddy at the same time? Although the kids are not unfamiliar with theatre life because we bring them every year to the recitals and we watch it backstage, this year they will be onstage performing and that’s another ball game. I usually take photos during the show but this time, I also have to make sure that their costumes are not torn before they reach the stage LOL or if they have the right amount of stage makeup. Overall, its an exciting season for us as a family.
So if you don’t see me around here – that’s what I’ve been up to all along.
For those who are interested to study ballet, here’s a list of schools that offer ballet year round.
under Ms. Chelo B. Gemina (Artistic Director, The Company of Acts Manila, registered teacher under the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet (ACB), ABAP (Association of Ballet Academies Philippines) previous officer and current member) :
International Christian Academy (ICA) – Sucat, Paranaque (820-4521, 820-4524,825-8392)
International British Academy (IBA) – Aguinaldo Highway, Imus Cavite (046-4715922)
other schools affiliated with Ms. Chelo B. Gemina:
VCS Ballet Pasig – under Teacher Pia Paderes
STI Academy Ballet Las Pinas and Statefields School of Cavite – under Teacher Jan L. Manlapig
Palms Country Club Ballet School Alabang – under Teacher Johanna Sotto
Shekinah Ballet School Cavite and STI Paranaque – under Teacher Beth Ciudad
Wizbee Ballet School Dasmarinas Cavite (opening this summer) – ACTS Manila Dance School – Sta. Rosa, Laguna under Teacher Rean Tirol
(for inquiries call or text 0917-6253674)
Enroll now and experience ballet recitals with a difference!