Utzurrum: Treats: Ballet, fashion and fusion

IT'S summer time and Balletcenter will present Summer Spectacular 2016 – Classical Breeze with a Jazzy Twist on June 10 and 11, 6 p.m. at Onstage, Cinema One, Ayala Center Cebu.

Balletcenter’s artistic directors Gregory Aaron and Nicolas Pacaña have selected from the classical repertory an evening of Pas de Deux, solos and variations. Act one will feature Nursery-Kinder, Ballet 1, 2 and 3. Charming the audiences with ballet and jazz pieces for each class.

Junior solos will be performed by Vela Lampert, Ella-Kate Gindrat, Alexandra Bacalla, Liliana Sitoy, Alliyah Gabutan, Angelo Misperos, Natasha Condolor, Takira Mccabe and Hannah Jao.

Act two will open with Pacaña’s Paganini, which closed the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association of the United States Dance Festival in 1994, a neo-classical riveting piece.

Then followed by an evening of classics. The snow scene from The Nutcracker will round out the program featuring Cheron Co as Clara, and Eddie Carl Garcia as the Nutcracker Prince.

This dance treat is being sponsored by Ayala Center Cebu, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Arts Council of Cebu, and Mdm. Amparito Lhuillier.


Spain’s prestigious clothing line, Sfera, marked the launching of its fashion center at the SM Seaside City, with a style happening: Spring/Summer 2016 Collection.

Local fashionistas were dazzled by an array of Sfera’s three new trends: Minimalism, Navy Blue and Boho Rocker. Stunning models marched in, garbed in African-inspired garments, as well as attire with the nautical and romantic theme.

Coordinating the event ever so efficiently were Sfera’s Patricia Limcaoco and Ella Fortun, from the lively presscon to the refreshing cocktails that followed, to welcoming Cebu’s women of style and pomp!

We wish Sfera many more years of success in the fashion realm!


From fashion, it’s fusion… Food fusion, that is!

Madrid Fusion-Manila (MFM) is the first and only Asian edition of Madrid Fusion, the most notable International Gastronomy Congress in the world. Since 2003, Madrid has been the venue for this event, which gathers the most acclaimed chefs from around the globe. On its first year, the theme of the Congress was “The Philippines and Spain: A 300-year Gastronomic Journey.”

Madrid Fusion-Manila (Fusion Flavors) was held at the SMX Convention Center with the theme: “The Manila Galleon-East Meets West.” SM Supermalls has also brought this event to 24 malls nationwide, including Cebu!

SM City Cebu with the Department of Tourism recently launched the event at the The Northwing atrium, with Cafe Laguna’s celebrated chef Raku Urbina and Cebu’s culinary stylist Teresin Mendezona.

Chef Raki concocted Filipino-Spanish themed dishes like: Fabada with jamon, angulas, pimientos rellenos de bacalao, rocotto crostini, and served Teresin’s famous cassava ala Teresin (a favorite dessert among us), and many more.

Teresin’s unique talent was manifested when she designed the food service area, which was a delightful pergola, draped with real grapes, and attracted everyone’s attention. Congrats, all!

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