December 24, 2020


December 24, 2020

THE dance films NUTCRACKER BALLET ACT 2 and TULOY ANG PASKO, which were premiered recently at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, had its television premiere today December 24 and will be aired again tomorrow December 25, 2020 on CNN Philippines.

Schedule for the TV screenings (broadcast by CNN Philippines on Free TV Channel 9, Sky Cable Channel 14, and Cignal Channel 10) are as follows:

    • December 25, 2020 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM & 11:00 PM to 12:00 MN
    • December 25, 2020 - 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

The dance films will be available for streaming online on December 26, 2020 at 7:00pm via the CCP Facebook and YouTube pages.

Featuring Tchaikovsky’s sweeping musical score, THE NUTCRACKER BALLET ACT 2 brings to life the beloved Christmas story through dances from many distant lands.  All wrapped together and spun with sugar by the Sugarplum Fairy herself, this holiday treat will surely warm everyone’s hearts and fill them with the joy of the Christmas season.

The Nutcracker Act 2 is choreographed by Adam Sage after Marius Petipa, with additional choreography by National Artist for Dance, Alice Reyes.  Costumes are supervised by Adam Sage and Ace Polias. 

Set in the Christmas season in Manila during the 70’s, TULOY ANG PASKO narrates Lolo Val’s lonely Christmas Eve in the “new normal” that turns into a joyous one when he is able to reconnect with his old barkada through a video call.  The story reminds us that no matter the distance, time, or situation, we can still celebrate Christmas and feel the Filipino Christmas spirit. 

Tuloy Ang Pasko features Christmas classics arranged and conducted by National Artist for Music, Ryan Cayabyab.  Choreography is by Ronelson Yadao with Erl Sorilla, John Ababon, Lester Reguindin, Bonifacio Guerrero, Danilo Dayo and Al Abraham.  Artistic direction and costumes are by Alice Reyes. 

Both dance films are directed by Carlos Siguion Reyna, with set designs by Eric Cruz and lighting designs and technical direction by Barbie Tan-Tiongco. Performances were filmed at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo without a live audience, following a stringent health and safety protocol. 

The dance films were premiered on December 19-20 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.  It was a presentation of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with SM Mall of Asia and with the support of Century Tuna Premium Red, with back-to-back flicks of the special Behind The Scenes feature which reveals how the Cultural Center of the Philippines puts up these productions in the time of COVID-19.

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