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Everything You Need to Know About LIMANG DAAN

by ​Ballet Philippines

From Moira Lang’s feminist libretto to JC Buendia’s functional couture costumes, here is everything you need to know about Ballet Philippines’ LIMANG DAAN

The ballet will close our 54th season
LIMANG DAAN will close Ballet Philippines’ 54th season. We began the year with a full-length production of iconic comic ballet Coppelia in August of 2023, followed by the holiday-themed Christmas Fairytales at the end of the year. LIMANG DAAN is a feminist ballet that explores multiple cross-generational heroines in a time-bending narrative that spans roughly over 500 years. Ballet Philippines Artistic Director Mikhail “Misha” Martynyuk is staging and choreographing the show, in collaboration with BP Demi Soloist Gia Gequinto, from a libretto by famed writer Moira Lang. It is set to premiere this March 8, 2024 at The Theatre at Solaire, the dazzling entertainment venue located at the heart of the luxury resort and casino.

Moira Lang has written a proudly feminist story
Originally conceived as a short video performance in 2022, LIMANG DAAN has been adapted into a full-length ballet by acclaimed writer, filmmaker and activist Moira Lang. The production follows a number of Filipinas throughout history and their shared experiences of pain, suffering, and transcendence. Lang, known for her socially relevant work and commentary on LGBT and feminist issues hopes that the show will start a dialogue on women’s issues and the Philippines’ complicated history. “Our people’s complicated relationship with national identity and the colonial mentality that persists to this day certainly informed the piece as I was writing it,” she shares. “But the bigger and more direct inspiration came from the lives of Filipino women who have suffered and transcended the oppressive, deadly, and very sex-negative tandem of religion and the patriarchy.”