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Busting Stress the Ballerina Way

June 24, 2018 Category :Stress Busters 0

Hip-hop, street dance, jazz…  All of these could help you sweat the stress out.  But here, we say ballet could top all that.

Swan Lake.  Don Quixote.  The Nutcracker.  These are just three of the classical ballet performances that Filipino audiences have come to love.  Watching ballet has always had a calming effect, and audiences who have seen these ballet performances have walked out of the theater more relaxed. » Continue Reading

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A Prima Ballerina’s Secret to Success

June 22, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Get to know Lisa MacujaElizalde and how ballet has influenced her life.

Becoming a good ballerina entails a flexible body, a lithe and agile frame, and the passion for ballet. Furthermore, ballet requires strong and healthy bones to withstand the constant jumps, turns and twists that ballet dancers do. Ballet dancers have a greater risk of getting bone fractures as ballet involves a lot of bending and twisting of the body. Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, the country’s prima ballerina, is no stranger to bone fractures, having danced ballet for almost her entire life. » Continue Reading

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