Friday, June 25, 2010

Ballet's Most Beloved Reclaims Centerstage

No work in classical ballet has been adored and restaged as Tsaichovsky's Swan Lake. Deemed as a haunting coming-of-age tale of an innocent prince whose doomed love for the swan queen leads him from passion to betrayal, this 1877 original Moscow masterpiece would find glory through the internationally acclaimed grace of the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) very own, the Philippine Ballet Theater (PBT).

Beginning July 1, at the CCP Main Theater, get a chance to watch for yourself this enigmatic story unfold. The lead role of Prince Siegfried is special guest artist from The Houston Ballet, Mr. Linnar Looris; while Swan Queen Odette and Odile would be played by PBT's rising stars, Tiffany Mangulabnan and Bianca Trocino.

As a gift, to jump start July, I would be raffling off three (Sunday) tickets to this most-awaited show. Join and bring your special someone, friends and/or family and celebrate with PBT's 24th season.

HOW TO JOIN:
Follow my blog through Google connect, found on my sidebar. (1 entry)
Follow my page and post something on the wall so I know you're there. (1 entry)
Follow me on twittter and @kumikomae me so I will know you're there. (1 entry)
Blog, Tweet, FB Status (make sure it's for everyone), ETC. about my contest, link back to here of course, and comment back with the link to your post. (2 entries per link; 3 entries if you use the photo; 5 entries if you tell me why you want to watch Philippine Ballet Theater's Swan Lake.)
ADD YOUR ENTRIES UP and leave a comment of the breakdown and I will owe you much thanks and reward you with a whopping (+4 entries). :)

Please don't miss this chance. Have a beautiful end of June and an unforgettable beginning of July. I will announce the winner on July 1 together with the winner of my Super Mid-Year Treat--a fun cutesy contest I also encourage you to join if you haven't yet, and to continue joining if you already have!

-K-

Thank you very much!

About the Author

Kumiko Mae

Author & Editor

Kumiko Mae is your resident sunflower. She loves to giggle.

27 comments:

  1. I'm joining =)

    blog follower: ladymishel

    following you on FB

    fb name: michelle oraña-ame

    shared this contest on FB: http://www.facebook.com/michelle.ame?v=wall&story_fbid=133124410045428

    following you on twitter

    twitter ID: michelleame

    tweet about this contest: http://twitter.com/michelleame/status/17025692568

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  2. I am a big fan of Philippine Ballet. I remember the last time I watched them perform, it was last year, October 25 to be exact, my husband and I celebrated our 6th year wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the Tales of the Manuvu...

    total entries: 12 + 4 (reward) = 16

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  3. google follower: snow
    fb follower: spdls0215
    posted: http://www.facebook.com/#!/spdls0215?v=wall

    twitter follower: spdls0215

    Suzanne delos santos
    spdls0215@yahoo.com

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  4. Following you already: jameela malicdem (1)

    Liked on facebook: Jameela Malicdem (1)

    Follower on twitter: @jameelamalicdem (1)

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/jameelamalicdem/status/17099429830 (5)

    blogged: http://iamdivalicious.multiply.com/journal/item/202/swan_lake (5)

    posted on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=1215094&id=1080290254&comments (5)

    18 + 4 = 22 :) :)

    all of it with links, reason and picture! :)
    thanks so much for sponsoring this contest. We're excited ^_^

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  5. Following your blog already (1 entry)

    Following your page and posted something ("I want to watch Swan Lake! I love you! mahaha) on the wall (1 entry)

    Following you on twittter and @kumikomae-ed you --the link (1 entry)

    Blogged (with photo... http://tohoneysuckledays.blogspot.com/2010/06/been-idle-for-days-catch-up.html) (3 entries); Tweeted (2 entries), FB Status-ed (2 entries) this post's link

    I want to watch Philippine Ballet Theater's Swan Lake because I want to see PBT perform live and see a stage play here in the Philippines for an awesome learning experience. On a personal, intimate level, I love ballet --did lessons back then!! :) (5 entries)

    SUM UP: 15 + 4 = 19 entries

    With 19x love,
    Nina :)

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  6. Blog follower - Czaroma (1)

    Liked your FB page - Czaroma Roman (1)

    Followed you on Twitter - czaroma (1)

    FB post (2)-
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=679494007&v=wall&story_fbid=124499217592196

    Blog post with photo (3) -
    http://serenityoverload.blogspot.com/2010/06/philippine-ballet-theaters-swan-lake.html

    Twitter post (2) -
    http://twitter.com/czaroma/status/16996788655


    Why I want to watch Philippine Ballet Theater's Swan Lake?
    (5 entries)
    My 6-year-old daughter and my 86-year old "mommy-lola" enjoys the ballet performance at CCP that we've got to watch one last year. I hope to see the joys in their eyes once again as they watch Philippine Ballet Theater's Swan Lake.

    Also, this would keep my little ballerina inspired even more. I did not studied ballet, nor learn about what it takes to be a ballerina. Through treating my daughter to a ballet performance, I can let my her know that I'm supporting her in every way that I can.

    TOTAL = 15 + 4 additional reward = 19


    cza[dot]roman at yahoo[dot]com
    thanks :)

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  7. Followed you here as Chris (1)
    Liked your FB page and wrote on your wall (1)
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kumiko-Mae/262906664064?v=wall&story_fbid=417225229064&ref=mf (2)
    Followed you on Twitter as ChristineAmador (1)
    http://twitter.com/ChristineAmador/status/17256509349 (2)
    Why do I want to watch? Because my daughter just started ballet classes this June, and I think this would be a good start if she can watch Swan Lake! (5)

    12+4=16 entries

    Thanks!

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  8. hi K! it's MOI again..hihi Because my baby brat loves dancing ballet and the Barbie verion of Swan Lake, I'd thought she'd love this too! So here goes..

    Followed ur blog na through Google connect (1)
    Followed ur page and posted something on ur wall so you'll know I'm there LOL (1)
    Followed u on twittter and retweeted (1)
    Blogged about ur contest with link backs ob kors http://mybabychanelle.blogspot.com/2010/06/philippine-ballet-theatre-presents-swan.html (2)
    Tweeted http://twitter.com/chelle26 (2)
    posted in FB Status both mine and my baby's FB :)(4)
    used the photo :)(3)

    I want to win because I love Swan Lake but I think my baby girl who is a prima ballerina wannabe, loves it waaay more than Lady gaga! Although it may seem like just plain fluff and feathers, there's some real substance in the story that Maia and I both love. I'm pretty sure my Maia will love it to bits! (5)

    oh and I added it all up (4).. and doubled the value of each entry sent today! hmm so that is why I had the worst dysmenorrhea yesterday because posting it today is even better weee :D LOL hihi total of 23x2=46 entries yay! pls correct me if I'm wrong.. I hate math hahah

    thanks much!

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  9. Hi Chelleeee :D Great to see you again! Let me correct the number of your entries para transparent tayo rito :) Gosh how i wish i can give you all tickets! esp kasi i know you have kids to bring to the show!!! :D

    THE TALLY:
    1 for following my blog
    1 for being on my FB page (http://bit.ly/kumsters)
    1 for following my twitter (since the other contest! :p)
    2 for each of your tweets, so four... but because it's double your entry day i'll count it as eight :D
    5 for the blog since w photo and a personal touch to it, doubled again so 10!
    2 for both the FB posts I saw linked back on my page, doubled again so 4
    Another 5 for your reason here on the comment, which i adore. times two so 10 again!
    and a plus 4 as reward :D

    39! :D ikaw leading! :D

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  10. another post at FB: http://www.facebook.com/michelle.ame#!/michelle.ame?v=wall&story_fbid=139018686115379

    blog post:

    http://bucketofkisses.blogspot.com/2010/06/philippine-ballet-theaters-swan-lake.html

    total entries: (previous) 16 + 7 (new additional entries)= 23

    michelle_ej08[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  11. Your additional entries are worth 14 ! it's my double the points day eh. :D

    5 x 2 for the blog cause it has a reason why u want to watch
    and
    2 x 2 for the link on FB. :)

    Exciting! more chances of winning for people who'd send entries TODAY!

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  12. another entries:

    http://www.facebook.com/michelle.ame#!/michelle.ame?v=wall&story_fbid=115750578471374&ref=mf (+6)

    shared on my husband's FB with photo: http://www.facebook.com/alvincent.ame?v=wall&story_fbid=133766779985985 (+6)

    shared on my son's FB with photo: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/elijahleonard.ame?v=wall&story_fbid=134426239914985 (+6)

    total entries: (previous)30 + 18 = 48

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  13. Sis appreciate it so much!Ikaw na ang leading! natalo mo na ang 39 entries ni Mommy Chelle :D

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  14. tweet: http://twitter.com/michelleame/status/17319577000 (+4)

    total entries: 48+4 = 52

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  15. I'd love to sit back and relive this old tale of my childhood. And this is my little Anehtte's (my friend) favorite story. Hope to be able to watch it with her. :-)

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  16. Also posted on facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/kitten.macawili?v=wall&story_fbid=112170538830587&ref=mf

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  17. Hi there. Tweeted about it, habol po sa double points entries. :)

    http://twitter.com/meeeow18/status/17343152887

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  18. I'm a follower of you blog. (summerinparis)
    http://twitter.com/summerinparis/status/17395210895
    Follower on twittter too! (@summerinparis)
    http://twitter.com/summerinparis/status/17395210895

    Posted on my FB status:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kumiko-Mae/262906664064?v=photos#!/profile.php?id=1654326720&v=wall&story_fbid=130879610279917&ref=mf

    I want to watch Philippine Ballet Theater's Swan Lake because I never had a chance to watch ballet. Nababasa ko lang sila or nakikita sa internet,at 24 sana makawatch ako ng actual ballet performance.

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  19. I follow your:
    -Blog
    -FB Page
    -Twitter
    I aslo blogged about your contest at:
    http://paopaolar.blogspot.com/2010/06/blog-post-from-chase-beautiful-things.html

    I really love Swan Lake! I even play the theme on the piano! It 's the reason why I learned to play the piano when I was seven. I really want to watch it pretty please?:)

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  20. Sorry I forgot the point breakdown:
    15 + 4 bonus = 17
    Thank you:) God Bless!

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  21. Followed your blog: (1)
    Followed page on facebook, Kate Sinaon: (1)
    Followed you on Twitter: (1)
    Twitted your blog: (2)
    Posted you blog on my wall: (2)
    +4 reward points! thanks a lot!

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  22. Follow on google-grampy
    Liked you on facebook
    follow you on twitter-grampyandyou
    Posted on facebook wall-grampyandyou
    I love the ballet, but I would like to win so a little girl can go and see it.She has just started learning ballet and it would be an incredible adventure for her.Her moms blog serenityoverload.blogspot.com
    Breakdown is: 12+4=16

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  23. Hi again, ms. kumiko. Here are my entries:

    1. blog follower > joan macawili via twitter (@meeeow18)

    2. Posted this on your fb wall so you'll know i'm a fan: http://www.facebook.com/kitten.macawili#!/photo.php?pid=1162741&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=262906664064&aid=-1&id=1539259566

    3. twitter follower, tweeted you: http://twitter.com/meeeow18/status/17423711049

    4. Tweeted about your contest: http://twitter.com/meeeow18/status/17343152887

    5. Posted an FB status tag, I used the photo:http://www.facebook.com/kitten.macawili#!/kitten.macawili?v=wall&story_fbid=112170538830587&ref=mf
    6. I want to watch Philippine Ballet Theater's Swan Lake because I love ballet, although I don't know how. I just enjoy watching it. The last time I actually saw one live was when I was still a kid. My parents brought us to CCP to watch a ballet performance, and it was just lovely. I hope I'm lucky enough to win some tickets so this time around, I'd be the one to bring my parents to watch ballet. :)

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  24. I follow your blog via Google

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

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  25. Thank you very much to all who joined! There's so many of you. :) so great!

    K

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