(Macao, June 30, 2013) - Premier Philippine ballet company Ballet Manila put on an eclectic show at The Venetian® Macao Sunday night, presenting 11 ballet pieces in total.
Flight! with Ballet Manila provided an innovative and thoroughly entertaining evening of ballet at the Venetian Theatre. The featured dances included "Sotto Voce," choreographed to Pachelbel's famous Canon in D major; the Romeo and Juliet Suite - a choreographic miniature with five dancers including prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde - depicting the story of Romeo and Juliet in 22 minutes, focusing on the love story; Dulce - a ballroom cum ballet dance performed by 16 dancers, celebrating the Filipino way of friendship, courtship and marriage. The first Philippines-based prima ballerina and the first foreign soloist of Russia's Kirov Ballet, Macuja-Elizalde was specially invited to perform in Sunday's Macao performance; her accomplishments in more than two decades of dance have made her one of the most esteemed icons of her generation.
As a sponsor of the show, The Venetian Macao presented Flight! with Ballet Manila to Macao locals and visitors as an enriching addition to Macao's cultural performance offering. Envisioned as a ballet company by the dancers, of the dancers and for the dancers, Ballet Manila ranks dance training and education among its foremost priorities. Most of its present soloists and members have had professional training exclusively with Ballet Manila, under the watchful eyes of artistic director and principal dancer Macuja-Elizalde and ballet master Osias Barroso, who have trained the company in the highly rigorous Vaganova method of classical ballet.
Photo caption: Philippines-based Ballet Manila takes the Venetian Theatre stage Sunday night, performing Flight! with Ballet Manila at The Venetian Macao.
Entertainment at Sands China Ltd. Properties
Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia's top entertainment destination.
The 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar's Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world's and the region's biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.
The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.
The 650-seat Sands Macao Hotel theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.
With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.
About Cotai Strip Resorts Macao - Macao's Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Cotai Strip Resorts Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao has transformed a gaming-centric day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia's leading conferences and exhibitions, gaming excitement, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including international restaurants, bars and lounges. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is a must-see destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.
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