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Performance

La Bayadère

Los Angeles Music Center
Los Angeles, California

La Bayadère

Choreography by Natalia Makarova
after Marius Petipa
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Specially Arranged by John Lanchbery
Production Coordinator Dina Makarova
Scenery by PierLuigi Samaritani
Costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting by Toshiro Ogawa


Running Time: 162 minutes

Amid the sweeping vistas and grand temples of mystical India, Natalia Makarova’s staging of this great Russian classic is a glorious epic of eternal love and godly revenge. La Bayadère offers tour de force performances by ABT Principal Dancers as the tale’s doomed temple dancer Nikiya, the warrior who betrays her, Solor, and her archrival, Gamzatti. The ballet also features the famed vision of the “Kingdom of the Shades” showcasing the corps de ballet in gossamer white tutus, filling the stage in perfect unison, as sublime as angels arriving from heaven.