Do you happen to know Sir Nicolas Pacaña? If not, He is a danseur, a male ballet dancer, who is a recipient of “Garbo Sa Sugbo” Award by the Governor of Cebu City, who will be dancing his swan song and bidding goodbye to decades of performing onstage through The Ballet Center's Romeo and Juliet. One of the oldest and most active art organizations in Cebu, the Ballet Center of Cebu will be producing this full-length ballet masterpieace on August 24, 25, 31 and September 1 at the Onstage Cebu, Ayala Cinema One.
“Nicolas deserves his swan song,” says co-artistic director of the Ballet Center, Gregory Aaron. Having known the world for his interpretations of the lead roles in the classics: including; Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, and The Nutcracker, as well as a wealth of Balanchine, neo-classical and contemporary works, Nicolas worked with many of the world’s finest choreographers as premier danseur of The Honolulu City Ballet, the Boston Ballet and the Atlanta Ballet.
“After I knew that Romeo and Juliet was approved and that it would officially be my last dance onstage, I was really nervous.” said Nicolas. “But I will still be here, teaching and guiding the students.” Now on their 61st season, the Ballet Center and the rest of Cebu will bid adieu to decades of dancing and performing onstage by world renowned danseur Nicolas Pacana. “This is it!” says Nicolas.
The Romeo and Juliet ballet, by Sergei Prokofiev based on Shakespeare's tragic love story one of the most spectacular achievements in the history of ballet, Prokofiev composed the music in 1935 for the Kirov Ballet. The incredible ballet score has inspired many great choreographers to try their hand at Shakespeare's story is meant for all audiences to enjoy.
The demanding role of Juliet will be danced by a guest artist, Katherine Trofeo, a principal dancer, brilliant ballerina from Ballet Philippines, with a supporting cast of over 100 adults and children, multiple scenery changes and props, “Romeo and Juliet “ promises to be a real treat for everybody.
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