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. Join Hong Kong Ballet in this thrilling conclusion to our dynamic 2022/23 Season!
Choreography: Vladimir Malakhov (after Marius Petipa)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Set & Costume Design: Jordi Roig
Live Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Robert Reimer
Photo: Enrico Nawrath
Photo: Daria Klimentova