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 Jérôme 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, however, 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.

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»Fascinating and impressive« (New York Times)

»If a brand-new dance management is setting the benchmark of quality with its very first world premiere, then Berlin can gear itself for some top-drawer classical fare.« (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

»This opulent production meets all the expectations of a ‘grand ballet’. At the same time, this back-to-the-roots version with its attention to detail is so unfamiliar to audiences in 2018 that it could well be termed brave.« (RBB Inforadio)

Dates

Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break

FAMILIENWORKSHOP LA BAYADERE

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: 17:30 Uhr

Ort: Staatsoper Unter den Linden

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

ANMELDUNG ERFORDERLICH

Telefon: 030 34 384-166

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

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 170 minutes incl. 1 break



FAMILY WORKSHOP LA BAYADERE
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: Marius Petipa
  • Reconstruction and additional choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Stage and costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Light Design: Linus Fellbom
  • Assistant to the Choreographer: Tatiana Ratmansky
  • Musical Direction: Victorien Vanoosten
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin