Royal Ballet: La Bayadère


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 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.

£16 (£15)

Runtime: 3 Hours, 5 Minutes, Including 2 Intervals

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