La Bayadère

It was Marius Petipa who created the ballet »La Bayadère« in 1877 with a staggering cast and fanciful scenic ideas to impress the St. Petersburg audience. To this day classical dance owes him a huge debt. The choreographer Alexei Ratmansky is interested in how Petipa’s works might have looked like. Based on Petipa’s notations that have survived almost intact and lend themselves to study and interpretation, his intentions are immediately comprehensible. In addition to the original ideas of movement and step sequences, this insightful connoisseur also reveals Petipa's equally brilliant scenic ideas and their effective connection to the music of Ludwig Minkus. In order to get as close as possible to the original, Alexei Ratmansky not only reconstructs »La Bayadère«, but also painstakingly examines Petipa's taste and instinct. This approach is taken up in the stage design and costumes being newly developed by Jerôme Kaplan.

The story, set in a fantastical India of lush splendour, revolves around Nikiya, one of the sacred temple dancers known as bayadères. She is loved by Solor, but he in turn is pledged to the Rajah’s daughter. Betrayed by intrigues and subjected to the strict laws of tradition, the love between Nikiya and Solor cannot end happily. Their unlucky relationship finds a celestial expression in one of the most beautiful white acts in the history of ballet: The Kingdom of Shades. In this ravishing scene the corps de ballet appear one by one to perform a hypnotic chain of ethereal movements, celebrating the clear precision of classical dancing and an overwhelming lyrical calm. This dream image is embedded in the beguiling world of Indian locations, colors and decorations, yet there is a hint of sandalwood in the air. The love drama develops with almost menacing sensuality.

Dates

Playing Time: 170 minutes incl. 1 break

45 Minuten vor regulären Vorstellungen erhält das Publikum im jeweiligen Opernhaus eine kostenfreie Werkeinführung.

Cast

  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Stage/ Sets: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Nikia: Ksenia Ovsyanick
  • Solor: Marian Walter
  • Gamsatti: Aurora Dickie
Playing Time: 170 minutes incl. 1 break

45 Minuten vor regulären Vorstellungen erhält das Publikum im jeweiligen Opernhaus eine kostenfreie Werkeinführung.

Cast

  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Stage/ Sets: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Nikia: Anna Ol
  • Solor: Daniil Simkin
  • Gamsatti: Evelina Godunova
Playing Time: 170 minutes incl. 1 break

45 Minuten vor regulären Vorstellungen erhält das Publikum im jeweiligen Opernhaus eine kostenfreie Werkeinführung.

Cast

  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Stage/ Sets: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Nikia: Anna Ol
  • Solor: Daniil Simkin
  • Gamsatti: Evelina Godunova
Playing Time: 170 minutes incl. 1 break

45 Minuten vor regulären Vorstellungen erhält das Publikum im jeweiligen Opernhaus eine kostenfreie Werkeinführung.

Cast

  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Stage/ Sets: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Nikia: Polina Semionova
  • Solor: Alejandro Virelles
  • Gamsatti: Yolanda Correa
Playing Time: 170 minutes incl. 1 break

45 Minuten vor regulären Vorstellungen erhält das Publikum im jeweiligen Opernhaus eine kostenfreie Werkeinführung.

Cast

  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Stage/ Sets: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Nikia: Ksenia Ovsyanick
  • Solor: Marian Walter
  • Gamsatti: Aurora Dickie
For the last time this season
Playing Time: 170 minutes incl. 1 break

45 Minuten vor regulären Vorstellungen erhält das Publikum im jeweiligen Opernhaus eine kostenfreie Werkeinführung.

Familienworkshop „La Bayadère“

Als Vorbereitung auf den Vorstellungsbesuch werden die Handlung erzählt, wichtige Rollen vorgestellt und kurze Tanzszenen einstudiert.

Nur in Verbindung mit dem Besuch der Familienvorstellung buchbar.

Uhrzeit: 17:00 Uhr

Ort: Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Kosten: 3 Euro für Kinder bis einschließlich 16 Jahren | 5 Euro für Erwachsene

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Telefon: 030 34 384-166

E-Mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Stage/ Sets: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Nikia: Anna Ol
  • Solor: Daniil Simkin
  • Gamsatti: Evelina Godunova