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A Philippine Ballet Theatre Presentation : La Bayadere

The Office of the City Mayor presented a Philippine Ballet Theatre Performance: "La Bayadere". This 19th century classic has been regarded as one of PBT's trademark performances. The word "bayadere" is a French word that translates to "temple dancer", but the word was rooted from a Portuguese word that means "dance." The title roles are made to dance a spectacle of sorts while displaying a wide range of emotions. La Bayadere or the Temple Dancer centers on 3 main characters - Solor, the brave warrior, Nikiya, the beautiful temple dancer, and Gamzatti, the daughter of the Rajah. Set in Imperial India, the story is about vengeance, justice and fate. It has been performed several times before by PBT and has consistently reaffirmed the quality of the Company's dancers. It has ably showcased and has even launched the careers of different generations of dancers. (

Choreographed by Mr. Ronilo Jaynario, PBT's Artistic Director, the show is one of the most awaited parts of the 5th Uhay festival: Ani ng Sining at Agham to showcase and share cultures and arts to the people of Science City of Munoz.