One of Ballet Philippines’ most celebrated pieces from its vast repertoire comes to ...


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Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ballet Philippines

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March 22, 2019 | 8:00 PM
March 23, 2019 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
March 24, 2019 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
March 30, 2019 | 7:00 PM
March 31, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)



Choreographed by National Artist for Dance and Ballet Philippines’ Artistic Director Alice Reyes in 1976, Tales of the Manuvu tells the creation story of the Manobo tribe from Mindano. The libretto, written by National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, was based on an article published in Philippine Heritage by E. Arsenio Manuel. Nonong Pedero created the score, working alongside Boy Camara’s rock band, the After-birth to compose a rock opera ballet that would redefine dance and Filipino artistry. Beloved late Philippine couturier Ernest Santiago also joined this most formidable group of artists by bringing his tremendous theatrical flair to his costume designs for Tales of the Manuvu. Lighting and set designs were conjured up by CCP and BP veteran, Monino Duque.