Why See Houston Ballet: La Bayadere?
The Return of La Bayadere
A classical ballet set amongst the jungles of India, La Bayadere is a lavish spectacular that recalls the great adventure epics of Hollywood's golden age. Originally choreographed by the legendary Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus, this ballet tells the story of the love between the temple dancer Mikiya and the warrior Solor, and the priest who plots to take Solor for himself. The highlight of the work comes with the famous Kingdom of the Shades scene, in which the entire corps take to the stage in a precisely synchronized routine.
This 2017 Houston ballet production is staged by the company's Artistic Director Stanton Welch. His version first debuted in Houston back in 2010, where it was met with unanimous praise, with special attention paid to the colorful costumes and set design by Peter Farmer.
Opening night: 8 June 2017
Suitable for ages 12 and up
Two hours 20 minutes, including a 40-minute intermission
Cast and Creative
Music by Minkus, arranged by John Lanchbery
Choreography by Stanton Welch
Scenic & Costume Design by Peter Farmer
Lighting Design by Francis Croese
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