It is a dance named after the capital city of the Philippines, Manila, where an
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Hans van Manen is a son of a German housemaid. He studied under Sonia Gaskell, Francoise Adret and Nora Kiss. Van Manen wrote many ballets. He worked for the Dutch National Ballet from 1973 to 1985. He was awarded the Erasmus Prize in 2000.