The Royal Ballet's LA BAYADERE Screens In US Cinemas February 19
The Royal Ballet's La Bayadère will be screened in US cinemas around the country on Tuesday February 19. To find a cinema near you, visit: https://rohcinematickets.com.
La Bayadère was filmed at the Royal Opera House in London's world-famous Covent Garden. The ballet will transport audiences to a world of temple dancers, vengeful gods, jealous princesses and noble warriors.
The Royal Ballet's La Bayadère will be screened in the following cities on Tuesday February 19:
SAN DIEGO, CA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SANTA CRUZ, CA
CORAL GABLES, FL
HIGHLAND PARK CHICAGO, IL
ROYAL OAK DETROIT, MI
ST. LOUIS, MO
NEW YORK, NY
La Bayadère tells a story of love, passion and vengeance. Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor but the High Brahmin desires her for himself. When Nikiya spurns him, the furious High Brahmin tells Princess Gamzatti, Solor's fiancée, that Solor and Nikiya are in love. In revenge, Gamzatti orders Nikiya to be killed. Solor is haunted by Nikiya's spirit and dreams of being reunited with her. At his wedding to Gamzatti he finally achieves his desire: the angry gods take vengeance for the death of Nikiya by destroying the temple, killing the whole wedding party. Solor and Nikiya's spirits are reunited.
Choreographer Natalia Makarova brings the 19th-century Russian classic La Bayadère to life in her adaptation of Marius Petipa's original choreography. La Bayadère was practically unknown to audiences outside Russia until Makarova bought her production to The Royal Ballet in 1989. It has since become a core work in the Company's repertory. Particular highlights include the Kingdom of Shades scene in Act III, a showcase for the corps de ballet as they perform arabesques across the moonlit stage. The cast will feature Royal Ballet Principals Marianela Nuñez as Nikiya, Vadim Muntagirov as Solor and Natalia Osipova as Gamzatti.
The Royal Opera House cinema broadcasts offer audiences the best seats in the house, and include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and incredibly detailed close-ups of performers. In 2017/18 more than one million people globally saw a production of world-class opera or ballet from the Royal Opera House at one of more than 1,500 cinemas in 51 countries.
La Bayadère lasts approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes and includes two intervals. Further details on dates and venues are available here: https://rohcinematickets.com.