Where Ballet And Art Meet

This December Ballet Philippines and Pintô Art Museum collaborate for a historic show that wields the power of nostalgia and art therapy.

Ballet and art are two creative spheres that often reference each other. Furthermore, one can even consider ballet as a form of art on its own—considering the artistry involved in creating a ballet show. Hence, it is not a surprise when ballet and art, in their best forms, will come together this December in a culmination of creativity and talent. Moreover, collaborating for a holiday show this December are Ballet Philippines and Pintô Art Museum. 

Official poster/ Photo courtesy of Ballet Philippines

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Pinto Art Museum and Ballet Philippines celebrate the relationship between the two spheres. The special exhibition titled Ballet In Pintô. The once-in-a-lifetime partnership will debut on the gala night of Ballet Philippines’ Christmas Fairytales.

Artist painting a ballerina/ Photo courtesy of Ballet Philippines

The historic collaboration would take place in The Theatre at Solaire, where the space is transformed into a platform for art and dance to intersect. Moreover, the start of the magical collaboration will be on the 15th of December. 

Jemima Reyes And Ian Ocampo/ Photo courtesy of Ballet Philippines

Moving Power

Ballet PhilippinesChristmas Fairytales bring our favorite characters alive for the stage. All the beloved heroes and villains everybody loved as a kid will be brought to life by the power of ballet. Moreover, the show will lean on the power of nostalgia. “From Ali Baba and the Thieves to Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty this delightful ballet performance will usher in that sense of awe, wonder, and magic to your Christmas celebrations,” Ballet Philippines said. 

Ballet dancer/ Photo courtesy of Ballet Philippines

 On the other hand, Pintô Art Museum recognizes the healing and therapeutic power of art. The founder and owner of the museum, Dr. Joven Cuanang, a well-respected patron of the arts and a top neurologist, created the Pintô Art Museum to showcase his extensive collection. “The humanities are very important. Pintô is not just about artwork, but also the sciences and the healing power of art. Many times during the pandemic, we used the museum as a venue for dance. It was really a big part of the healing that was happening during the time. I’m basically still a doctor, so I am using art as a strategy for healing. When the idea of this collaboration was broached, I readily agreed. Dance is very important because the movements express the emotions of people,” he states.

Artist drawing ballerinas/ Photo courtesy of Ballet Philippines

BALLET PHILIPPINES’ Christmas Fairytales will run from December 15, 16 and 17 at The Theatre at Solaire. For tickets and information, log on to www.ballet.ph

Banner photo courtesy of Ballet Philippines.

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