‘Crisostomo Ibarra’ delights audience at WS Park

“Washington SyCip Park presents,” a series of cultural performances to be featured at the Washington SyCip Park in Legaspi Village, was officially launched on July 14, 2011 with Ballet Philippines’ “Crisostomo Ibarra,” a contemporary dance retelling of Dr. Jose Rizal’s pivotal novel “Noli Me Tangere.” The dance performance is part of SGV’s 65th anniversary celebrations and Mr. Washington SyCip’s 90th birthday.

Head of Administration and Core Business Services Gerry Sanvictores welcomed the audience, and shared that the WS Park concert series is a way of paying tribute to Mr. SyCip, who has always advocated for the arts and supported the Firm’s efforts to promote a holistic learning environment.

Atty. Minney Reyes, Dr. Rizal’s great grandniece through his sister Saturnina, was also present to lend her support. She noted that it was a timely staging, as this year is also the 150th birth anniversary of our national hero. She encouraged the audience to remember what Rizal died for and to live out those same heroic values everyday.

The one-and-a-half hour show featured music by Jed Balsamo and choreography by Paul Alexander Morales, who also directed the performance.