Ibarra C. Mateo
The 50th season of the Ballet Philippines (BP) opens with Swan Lake featuring Mariinsky Ballet principal dancer Andrey Ermakov and first soloist Elena Evseeva in two performances accompanied by live orchestra.
The Mariinsky Ballet is the resident classical ballet company of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Founded in the 18th century and originally known as the Imperial Russian Ballet, the Mariinsky Ballet is considered as one of the world’s leading ballet companies.
Principal dancer Ermakov was a recipient of the Spirit of Dance prize in the category of “Rising Star” (Ballet Magazine, 2013). He graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2005 and joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2005. He is a principal dancer since 2019.
First soloist Elena Evseeva is an “Honoured Artist” of the Udmurt Republic (2011) and 1st prize International Ballet Competition winner (Seoul, 2009). She joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company in 2008.
Swan Lake will run on the following schedule: Aug. 30, Friday, 8 pm (with live orchestra and performance by Evseeva and Ermakov); Aug. 31, Saturday, 2 pm; Aug. 31, Saturday, 7 pm (with live orchestra and performance by Evseeva and Ermakov); Sept. 1, Sunday, 2 pm and 7 pm; Sept. 7, Saturday, 7 pm; and Sept. 8, Sunday, 7 pm.
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