Into the World of ‘DIYOSA’

Diyosa Ballet Dancer
with the Star of the night, Carlo Calma and his proud mom, Maribel Calma
AJ Olpindo, Aga Mulach, Atasha Mulach and Dra. Ging Zamora
Ambassador of Austria, Johann and Roswitha Brieger, Consul Agnes Huibonhoa
Ambassador of Columbia, Marcela Ordonez and Sandy Moran

This time around, I left the “dance floor” to the trained experts and just enjoyed the latest from the talented Ballet Philippines. Carlo Calma’s DIYOSA was an answered prayer for art and culture lovers. Ballet Philippines’ president, Kathleen Lior-Liechtenstein, described it as a “culmination of Ballet Philippines’ journey during the 53rd season” in her warm message.

Well, as an enthusiast myself, I’ll simply say it was “en pointe!” Like kids say these days! My puns aside, it was an amazing experience! They fired up the stage at the Theatre at Solaire since CCP is still enjoying its much needed R&R: renovation and rejuvenation. But even with CCP temporarily closed, this opened for Ballet Philippines for a first-time partnership with the Theatre at Solaire. Great thinking! Fast forward to the gala. Swarms of ballet enthusiasts were all chit-chatting at the venue and looked like gods and goddesses in their modern Filipiniana. Some quick convos, photo ops and a welcome cocktail later, we headed in for an amazing show.

Yosi Freyser, Ilan Ron and Ofra Levine
Ching Cruz
Christine Laman and Wendy Puyat
Connie Haw, Pinky Tobiano and Ann Murph
Consul Helen Ong, Tessa Prieto, Mayenne Carmona and Cocoy Cordoba
Cora Dee, Charisse Chuidian, Alice Samson and Lilibeth Campos
Czarina Ablaza Syquia, Chris Badiola and Amelia Ablaza
David Lim
Frank Ordonez, Mercedes Zobel, Eduardo Zobel, Pauline Hofer, Rona Reyes Sieh and Bernie Montinola Aboitiz
French Amassador, Michelle Boccoz

The five-act performance used design, fashion, electronic music and art to enhance the ballet. More than that, it also represented a greater message, inspiring us to act on the global environmental crisis. Talk about moving for a movement! Garnering its well-deserved applause at the end of the night, DIYOSA is definitely another piece to be proud of. Excited to see what Ballet Philippines come up with next! Bravo!

Jericka Ejercito and hubby Miguel Aguilar
Joshua Serafin
Kristina Razon and Ann Sobrepeña
Lauren, Kathleen and Lipr Liechtenstein
Lulu Tan Gan
Martin Lopez and Sylvia Lichauco
Peter Laud and Trickie Lopa
Philippe Liechtenstein and Jessie Singson
Pinky Puno
Ruby Chua and Brenda Ngo
Tim Yap
Tina Cuevas
Tonyboy Cojuangco and Ballet Philippines President, Kathleen Lior Liechtenstein
Myrna Yao And Jojo Silvestre


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