|Choreography||Vladimir Malakhov (after Marius Petipa)|
|Set & Costume Design||Jordi Roig|
|Live Accompaniment||Hong Kong Sinfonietta|
Hong Kong Sinfonietta will provide live accompaniment to Hong Kong Ballet’s performances of La Bayadère under the baton of Robert Reimer.
Get ready for passion, opium, deadly snakes, ghosts and gods! An iconic 19th century Russian ballet set in ancient India’s jungles, La Bayadère recounts the ill-fated love of a temple dancer (bayadère) Nikiya and her noble warrior Solor, who is betrothed to another woman. Set to music by Ludwig Minkus, this enduring tale of palace intrigue, vengeance and redemption is considered one of the bestloved classical ballets of all time.
With lavish staging by the celebrated Vladimir Malakhov after Marius Petipa and Jordi Roig’s opulent sets and costumes, La Bayadère‘s thrilling highlights include the Golden Idol’s spectacular virtuoso solo and the renowned Kingdom of the Shades scene — the first perfect ballet blanc with the pristine corps de ballet moving in perfect synchronicity under a moonlit sky.
Programme details: bit.ly/hkblabayadere