Bonifacio’s ballet


Ballet Philippines’ junior principal dancer Earl John Arisola as Andres Bonifacio

Ballet Philippines stages ‘Rock Supremo’ for hero’s 150th birth anniversary
OPM rockers and ballerinas will come together on a single stage to celebrate national hero Andres Bonifacio’s 150th birth anniversary via Ballet Philippines’ one of a kind production, Rock Supremo. An exceptionally inspiring presentation, it is co-produced Rock Ed and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

As the second production in Ballet Philippines’ 44th season, IllumiNATION, Rock Supremo commemorates the life and legacy of the Filipino nationalist and revolutionary from September 20 to 22 and 27 to 29 at the CCP Little Theater.

Rock Supremo throws a spectacular modern celebration of the Katipunan Supremo’s life, creatively taking his story into the 21st century. This production is also supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Rico Blanco, Ebe Dancel, Peryodiko, Dong Abay, Kai Honasan, Peso Movement, Gloc9, Sandwich, Pedicab, Radioactive Sago Project and Tarsius produce all-new songs especially for this production. The music will be available for free digital download courtesy of Rock Ed.

Featuring choreography by Ballet Philippines Artistic Director Paul Morales and distinguished choreographers Alden Lugnasin and Dwight Rodrigazo, Rock Supremo reveals Bonifacio in the three most pivotal points in his life: his childhood, his romantic relationships, and his significant role in the revolution.

Founded in 1969 by Alice Reyes with the support of Eddie Elejar and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Ballet Philippines is the country’s premier dance company and is known worldwide for its repertoire of classical and modern pieces. Its school, the CCP Dance School, continues to produce dancers of international caliber.

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