‘Mananayaw’ explores why men dance

I only just recently heard about Mananayaw (Tagalog for dancer), a Filipino documentary that focuses on four male ballet dancers associated with Ballet Philippines. I hope to get to see it someday! (And I’m especially interested as my ethnic heritage is Filipino, and I’m fascinated to see ballet in the homeland.)


Four danseurs, one passion: Zooming in on the narratives of four male dancers, who were produced by Ballet Philippines, one of the country’s top professional ballet companies, Mananayaw teases out the dance careers of four generations of Filipino male ballet dancers: Nonoy Froilan, JM Cordero, Biag Gaongen, and Victor Maguad.

Read more and watch a clip at GMA News.

2 Replies to “‘Mananayaw’ explores why men dance”

  1. Too bad I only learned about this now. I just recently went back to ballet, and at Ballet Philippines at that. I doubt they have it on DVD but I can let you know if you’re interested and maybe shoot you a copy 🙂

    1. Thanks, any info would be awesome. Best wishes on your return to ballet. Thanks for visiting my blog, and I’ll be sure to visit yours as well. Happy dancing!

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