TYPE

Cinema

DATE

DOORS OPEN

7:00 pm

STARTING TIME

7:15 pm

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ROH Live: La Bayadere (Live)

ballet in three acts

NATALIA MAKAROVA’S PRODUCTION OF THIS 19TH-CENTURY CLASSIC BALLET BRINGS AN EXOTIC WORLD OF TEMPLE DANCERS AND NOBLE WARRIORS TO LIFE

Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdomof the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost lovehaunt his mind.

 

The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while abronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.

 

CHOREOGRAPHY NATALIA MAKAROVA

AFTER MARIUS PETIPA

MUSIC LUDWIG MINKUS

ORCHESTRATED BY JOHN LANCHBERY

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