Ballet Philippines holds performance tour in Middle East (Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – Widely recognized as the country’s flagship company in ballet and contemporary dance, Ballet Philippines (BP) will showcase its artistry to the cities of Abu Dhabi, Amman, Doha, Dubai and Manama.

BP’s repertoire entitled, Master Pieces: Celebrating a Tapestry of Filipino and Friendship, is an assortment of classical ballets, neo-classical works, and modern and contemporary dance pieces, offering its collection of acclaimed works created and performed throughout its 46-year history.

Master Pieces offers to the people of Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates not only the hand of friendship from the Philippines, but also a memorable evening of cultural experience. These works reflect Filipino creativity, introspection, and celebration of life’s meaningful phases and milestones.

Culture is an effective tool in advancing the national interests, our fundamental values and principled advocacy in achieving the Philippine development agenda in the international arena in showcasing Philippine talent, creativity, artistry and in building bridges of friendship, understanding, and cooperation between Filipinos and other nations.With at least 10 million Filipinos making up our country’s diaspora and serving as cultural diplomats, the DFA values the impact of culture in modern diplomacy.

The BPwill have performances from August 7 to 14.