ROH Live: La Bayadere

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Choreographer Natalia Makarova’s opulent production perfectly complements the ballet’s 19th-century origins.

Credits:

CHOREOGRAPHY: NATALIA MAKAROVA
AFTER MARIUS PETIPA
MUSIC: LUDWIG MINKUS
ORCHESTRATED BY JOHN LANCHBERY

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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 Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind.

The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze 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.

dates

Tuesday 13 November 2018, 7.15pm

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