The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, igniting heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love.
La Bayadere is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgement, set in India. Dazzling costumes and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate this tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for her warrior Solor, and their ultimate redemption.
From its first performance, the ballet was universally hailed by critics as one of the French choreographer Marius Petipa’s supreme masterpieces, particularly “The Kingdom of the Shades,” which has become one of the most celebrated pieces in all of classical ballet.
As staged by the Bolshoi, one of the greatest ballet companies in the world, this is a must-see theatrical event.