Styled after Marius Petipa, with the original music of Ludwig Minkus, Natalia Makarova’s 1980 production of La Bayadère for American Ballet Theatre won a permanent place in the Western repertoire, stated a press release.
It was Makarova’s version that was adopted by the Tokyo Ballet in 2009. The music of 19th century Austrian composer and virtuoso violinist, Ludwig Minkus is among the most performed in all of ballet and is an integral part of the traditional classical ballet repertory, as is the choreography of Marius Petipa.
Set in ancient royal India, the theme of La Bayadère concerns the mysteries of fate, vengeance and eternal love. Nikiya, the temple dancer, and Solor, a noble warrior, have sworn eternal fidelity to one another, but powerful figures have other plans for them. A love scene in the ballet, known as The Kingdom of the Shades is one of the most celebrated pieces in classical ballet.
The PKF – Prague Philharmonia will be conducted by the renowned Valery Ovsyanikov, music director at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, conductor at the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theatres in St Petersburg and guest conductor of companies around the world from the Americas through Europe to the Far East.
La Bayadère will be presented on Thursday and Friday at 7pm and on Saturday at 4pm.
A pre-performance talk will take place one hour prior to the performance in the Maidan Hall on the second floor of the ROHM building. Admission is restricted to ticket holders.
For further information and booking consult the ROHM website www.rohmuscat.org.om