Philippine Ballet Theatre

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The Philippine Ballet Theatre is the pre-eminent[according to whom?] classical ballet company in the Philippines.[citation needed] The Philippine Ballet Theatre was founded in 1987 out of an alliance of leading dance groups. It quickly won recognition as a resident ballet company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The Philippine Ballet Theatre pursues the goal of bringing the art of dance to the general appreciation of Filipino audiences. With its concurrent preservation of the classical story ballets, such as Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, and Raymonda, PBT also launches contemporary ballets like Carmina Burana by David Campos and Daughters of Mourning by Jean Paul Comelin. The company has travelled in national and international tours presenting its Filipino and Western repertoire.

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