Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - Sunday, January 27, 2008
St. Petersburg's legendary company performs Petipa's masterpiece, which The Times of London calls "a three-act spectacle of beautiful dancing, perfumed with the delights of 19th-century classicism performed as only the Kirov can."
Journey to India's legendary past, where a dashing young warrior romances a beautiful temple dancer...lush gardens hide dangerous secrets...and shadows from the netherworld cast their spell. St. Petersburg's Kirov Ballet performs the 1941 three-act Soviet version of Marius Petipa's classic LaBayadère. A tale of forbidden love, murder, and a spectral voyage to the afterlife, this eye-popping spectacle radiates with vibrant sets and costumes, a classic score by Ludwig Minkus, and one of ballet's most mesmerizing scenes: the endless line of ethereal maidens floating across the stage in Act III's "Kingdom of the Shades."
"Beautiful dancing, perfumed with the delights of 19th-century classicism, and performed as only the Kirov can" --The Times of London
"A truly sumptuous theatrical experience…unmissable!" --The Guardian