Once again, the Adamson community was treated to a spectacular ballet performance called Hi-skul Musikahan by Ballet Manila, headed by its lead dancer and prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, last August 5-7, 2008, at the Adamson University Theater. The series of lecture-performances demonstrated ballet as a formalized form of dance, characterized by complexity of movements and ethereal qualities, with a lot of comic relief also thrown in.
A take-off from the highly popular High School Musical, Musikahan was an hour-long ballet-jazz dance genre that imitated different aspects and stages of high school life. It didn’t fail to wow the audience that was made up mainly of college students.
This cultural event was another project of the Cultural Affairs Office, one of whose objectives is to expose Adamsonians not only to this highly technical form of dance, but to different forms and kinds of cultural fare as well. It is also the University’s aim to make the theatre a venue for staging soul-enriching arts and culture events and performances for the benefit of the whole community, particularly the students. Valerie G. Espiritu