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Aliw Theater presents Ballet Manila’s ‘Kutitap’

BALLET Manila has put together the all-Filipino Christmas ballet “Kutitap” as a regular feature at the Aliw Theatre for the entire holiday season.

The 50-minute program features the entire company of Ballet Manila recreating scenes that spell Christmas to the Filipino people — from the traditional Simbang Gabi and Noche Buena, to the more recent experience of waiting for loved ones to come home to celebrate the holidays with family after years of working overseas.

The storyline follows an angel sent down to earth as a cripple, who gets enmeshed in a love triangle between a pedicab driver, a ballerina, and a rich boy

“Kutitap” is a joint choreographic work by Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Osias Barroso, Rudy De Dios, Gerardo Francisco, Nino Guevarra, Michael Divinagracia, Ricardo Mallari, Romeo Peralta, and Roduardo Ma, danced to the tune of unforgettable Christmas carols masterfully arranged by Arnold Buena. Acrobats, clowns, aerial acts, contortionists, and other circus performers have also been added in a creative weaving of various entertainment forms.

Kutitap will regale audiences throughout the Christmas season on December 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, at 7:00 p.m., with 4:00 p.m. matinees and an additional evening show at 10:00 p.m. on December 25 and January 1.
Admission is free for all Star City guests on a first-come, first-served basis.