Ballet Philippines' Neo-Filipino: Anting

Photo by Jojit Lorenzo

By Ballet Philippines

Anting brings to life pre-eminent dramatist Tony Perez’s libretto that explores the world of talismans and amulets of Filipino magical traditions. It is made up for four separate movements, each depicting a specific kind of amulet and its powers.

Each movement is interpreted through dance by noted Filipino choreographers: BP artistic director Paul Alexander Morales, BP associate artistic director Christine Crame, BP alumnus and E-Dance Theatre artistic director Gerald Mercado, and Airdance artistic director Ava Villanueva-Ong. They will work with the music of noted musicians Jed Balsamo, Jerrold Tarod, Teresa Barrozo and Israel Rodriguez.

Anting promises to take audiences to a different world, one that is altogether historical, traditional, and familiar yet edgy and unusual in approach. As the 43rd Season: Dragon Song continues, Ballet Philippines keeps the magic and wonder alive in us all.

Teaser trailer:

The official performances and ticket prices of Anting are as follows:

Friday, September 14, 3pm—P600
Friday, September 14, 8pm—P1,200
Saturday, September 15, 2pm—P600
Saturday, September 15, 6pm—P1,200
Sunday, September 16, 3pm—P600
Sunday, September 16, 7pm—P1,200
Student and senior citizen discounts apply.

For more information, call Ballet Philippines at 551-1003 or Ticketworld at 891-9999. Visit or for more updates and promos. (PR)