DANCE REVIEWS/ HIGHLIGHTS_1990-2012


‘Sinderela’ with show-biz twist By Pablo A. Tariman Philippine Daily Inquirer | December 10, 2012     “Gower’s adaptation changed the setting of the grand ball to a dance audition like the myriad of talent-search shows on television.  Even in this setting, the choreography allowed breath-taking solo variations and grand pas, which all the more highlighted the original flavor of the choreography…  The other big attractions of the ballet are the superb ensemble dancing of the corps de ballet playing the roles of […]

‘Sinderela’ with show-biz twist By Pablo A. Tariman Philippine Daily Inquirer | December 10, 2012


CHOREOGRAPHER Hazel Sabas-Gower Ballet Manila has an interesting twin-bill for its holiday treat and with contrasting flavors at that.   It opened with an austere, poignant “Sonata” (choreographed by Osias Barroso) to the full music of Elgar’s Sonata in E Minor, Opus 82, for Violin and Piano. Providing live music is British violinist Robert Atchison with Russian pianist Olga Dudnik on the piano. Subtitled “Love’s Awakening with a Kiss,” “Sonata” is a complicated piece to interpret owing to the cerebral […]

Fulbright Press Release (May 2012)


Hazel Sabas-Gower, choreographer and dance educator, has been selected for a second Fulbright Specialists project in Taiwan at Taipei National University of the Arts during May 21-June 10, 2012, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. In 2009, Sabas-Gower completed her first Fulbright Specialist project at the University of the Philippines(UP) College of Music Dance Program in Diliman, Quezon City. Sabas-Gower was a UP Dance Major and a former Ballet Philippines(BP) […]

Ballet Dancer Hazel Sabas-Gower Makes ‘Green’ Homecoming (Philippine Daily Inquirer)


Ballet Dancer Hazel Sabas-Gower Makes ‘Green’ Homecoming By MARGE C. ENRIQUEZ, 12-4-2011

Christmas In Two Contrasting Realities (Philippine Daily Inquirer)


Christmas In Two Contrasting Realities By PABLO A. TARIMAN, 12-26-2011