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 tolife 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.
Approximate Running Time: 3 Hours 5 Minutes, Including Two Intervals
Tuesday – Nov 13th 7pm (Live Broadcast)
Tuesday Nov 20th 1pm (Recorded Encore)