Most recent performance
There are currently no scheduled performances of La Bayadère. It was last on stage 10–12 August 2017 as part of the Summer 2016/17 season.
Set in mythical India, Petipa’s lavish melodrama of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption tells the tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor. Scenes of exotic spectacle culminate in the choreographic glory of the ‘Kingdom of the Shades’, one of the greatest treasures in the company’s repertory. The Mariinsky’s matchless soloists and exquisite corps de ballet combine to create an experience that captures the soul with its magnificence, poignancy and excitement.
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20 November 2014
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