September 4, 2012


The University of the East, in cooperation with Philippine Ballet Theater (PBT), through the UE Office of Cultural Affairs (UEOCA), will present “Coppelia” on Tuesday, September 4, at 5 p.m. , at the UE Theater, UE Manila Campus.

A world-known classical ballet in three acts, “Coppelia”, a romantic comedy with characters Dr. Coppélius, Swanhilda and Frantz, was premiered at the Theatre Opera, Paris on May 25, 1870 .

The PBT-version Coppelia will feature PBT’s dancers Lemuel Capa and Veronica Ylagan. The two dancers will play the roles of Frantz and Swanhilda, respectively. Both dancers are UE students: Capa is a 2nd-year student in BSEd in music, arts, physical education and health (MAPEH), and a member of the UE Silanganan Dance Troupe (UESDT), while Ylagan is a 2nd year student in pre-Dentistry program.

The PBT artistic director is Ronilo Jaynario. The UE OCA director is Gener Caringal, concurrent UESDT choreographer.

A free admission show, on first-come-first-serve, for inquiries, visit the UE OCA, (ask Mr. Coco Ramos), 4/F Dalupan Sr. Bldg., UE Manila Campus, or call tel. nos. 735-5471 loc. 441.