Ballet Philippines Stages Don Quixote February 17 to 20

La Mancha’s loverboy is back in ballet.

Fall in love with this ballet classic all over again. Click to see more photos of Don Quixote.


Just in time for love month, Ballet Philippines closes its 41st season with Miguel Cervantes’ Don Quixote featuring an impressive cast of local and international ballet bigwigs and music by The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. The show will run for one weekend only from Thursday, February 17 to Sunday February 20 at the CCP Main Theater.

Candice Adea, a silver medalist at the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition and one of Ballet Philippines’ principal dancers, will play the role of Kitri, while Jean Marc Cordero, a fellow USA International Ballet Competition semifinalist, will play Basilio. Guest dancer Connor Walsh, one of Houston Ballet’s principal dancers and rising stars, will also be performing on special nights as Basilio.

It has been more than 15 years since Ballet Philippines last staged the classic, when CCP Dance School director Noordin Jumalon played the loverboy from La Mancha in 1995. This year, Jumalon is restaging the ballet with the help of Guest Ballet Master Ai-Gul Gaisina, an international repertoire coach and renowned ballet teacher from Russia who recently staged her own production of Don Quixote for the Australian Ballet’s Dancers Company in July of last year.


The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by Maestro Olivier Ochanine.

Ticket prices on February 17 and 18 gala performances are from P1,000 to P5,000. Matinee prices are from P200 to 800, and evening shows from P400 to P2000.


For ticket inquiries, call CCP Box Office at 832-3704 and Ticketworld at 891-9999. For group sales, call Ballet Philippines at 551-1003 or 832-6011. For more information, visit Photos courtesy of Ballet Philippines

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