The powerful story of the noble warrior Solor and the temple dancer Nikia, La Bayadère is one of the great favourites of the ballet repertoire and a touchstone production for the Mariinsky Theatre ballet company. Choreographed by Marius Petipa and first premiered in 1877, it combines the exotic setting of 19th century India with the stunning virtuosity of Russian ballet technique. Featuring the famous ‘Kingdom of the Shades’ – one of the most celebrated ballet scenes of all time – the Mariinsky Theatre’s La Bayadère was broadcast live to cinemas across Europe on 14 July 2014 as part the annual Stars of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. The recorded version of the ballet will be shown in selected cinemas worldwide, see Cinemas and tickets for more details.
Viktoria Tereshkina, Anastasia Matvienko, Vladimir Shklyarov