Ballet lovers are in for a thrill as the Angelika Film Center screens the three-part series The Best of the Bolshoi. The series kicks off July 21 with La Bayadère, a major work in Russian tradition, but a relatively unknown ballet here in the West.
Marius Petipa’s seminal work La Bayadère was first performed at the Imperial Kamenny Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1877 in a grandiose production portraying a mysterious Indian and the impossible love between the sacred dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor. A scene from the ballet, known as “The Kingdom of the Shades,” is one of the most celebrated excerpts in all of classical ballet and is considered one of the first examples of abstract ballet.
The Big Deal winner and guest can see this remarkable ballet at the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station on July 21 at 2 p.m.
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