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Ballet The State Opera

La Bayadère

Ludwig Minkus, Choreography Javier Torres, Marius Petipa
Premiere: 20 November 2014 at the State Opera

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Choreography: Javier Torres, Marius Petipa
Stage director: Javier Torres
Musical preparation: Václav Zahradník
Sets: Annukka Pykälainen
Costumes: Erika Turunen
Light-design: Daniel Tesař
Video: Lunchmeat
Conductor: Václav Zahradník
Assistant choreographer: Ingrid Němečková, Michaela Černá
Ballet master: Marie Hybešová, Tereza Podařilová, Jiří Kodym
Musical adaptation: Jan Valta, Václav Zahradník

The grand Romantic ballet set in India, featuring spectacular sets and virtuoso performances.

The Czech National Ballet is preparing the premiere of a new version of LA BAYADÈRE. The famous late-Romantic ballet to Ludwig Minkus’s music, telling the story of a beautiful Indian temple dancer, characterised by exquisite sets and replete with virtuoso performances, has been frequently staged at leading dance venues worldwide and hence is now becoming part of our company’s repertoire too. The story of ill-fated love, featuring spectacular sets and colourful costumes, is a real treat for those with a penchant for grand classical works, as well as a great challenge for the Czech National Ballet itself.

A new version of La Bayadère is being prepared by the Mexican choreographer Javier Torres and his staging team, already familiar to Czech audiences from the highly acclaimed and popular production of The Sleeping Beauty.

Photo: Anna Rasmussen, Martin Divíšek, Pavel Hejný

Duration of the performance: 2 hours and 35 minutes, 1 intermission (25 minutes)

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