Event Cinema
Royal Ballet: La Bayadere (Live)

Royal Ballet: La Bayadere (Live)

  • Release Date: Tue 13 Nov 2018
  • UC
  • 201


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.

Running time: The performance lasts about 2 hours 50 minutes, including two intervals