A brilliant fire god, opium dreams and a crashing temple. Stanton Welch’s colorful staging of La Bayadère is classical ballet with a touch of Bollywood. La Bayadère dramatizes the love story of Nikiya the temple dancer, her lover Solor, and the vengeance that keeps them apart – at least in this life. With lavish scenery depicting the jungles of India and costumes by Peter Farmer, La Bayadère features mesmerizing classical performances highlighted by the famous Shades scene, staged for the entire corps de ballet.
At 7:30 pm on June 8, 10, 16, 17, 2017
At 2:00 pm on June 11, 17, 18, 2017
(“The Temple Dancer”) Music by Ludwig Minkus (1826-1917) La Bayadère, Arranged by John Lanchbery (1923-2003) Choreography by Stanton Welch Scenic and Costume Designs by Peter Farmer Lighting Design by Francis Croese