The Royal Ballet
Ballet in Three Acts
13 November 2018
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.
Approx' running time: 3 hrs 15 mins including two intervals.
Picture credit: Artists of The Royal Ballet in the 'Kingdom of the Shades' scene, Act 11 of La Bayadère ©ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2013.
Dates & Times
Tue 13 Nov, 7.15pm