This year's performance held from March 2 to 4 at the Seoul Arts Center includes "Giselle," "La Bayadere
," "Don Quixote," "Swan Lake," "The Love of Chunhyang," "Onegin" and Mariinsky's version of "Romeo and Juliet.
But in April 2016, when May Nagahisa was just 15 and training at Monaco's Princess Grace Academy, the Japanese prodigy was invited to perform the Manu dance in La Bayadere
with the venerable Russian company--an unprecedented honor for a non-Vaganova student.
Last year it was 'Coppelia' and this year it is 'La Bayadere
Ivory and black undercut a sense of sophistication found in luminous ottoman lame or fine Bayadere
stripes, mixed with tones of bright pink and jade, aqua and lilac.
Excerpts from the ballet classic La Bayadere
- Exotic and enchanting.
Following The Pharoah's Daughter will be La Bayadere
on Monday December 15, festive favourite The Nutcracker on Tuesday December 23 and there will be a screening of Swan Lake in the new year.
30pm (Tue), 7pm The Bolshoi Ballet Live: La Bayadere
(): Sun 3pm GALA THEATRE, DURHAM Millennium Place (0191 332 4041) Les Miserables (12A): Fri-Thu 1.
For lovers of classical dance, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hanover company promises an evening of exotic wonders with "La Bayadere
," a grand production set in Ancient India.
The White Ballets: Swan Lake, Giselle, and La Bayadere
Nikiya longs to be a bayadere
, or temple dancer; she, too, loves above her station and dies for her love.
Previously Irina has danced Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Clara from Nutcracker, Kitri in Don Quixote, Nikyia from La Bayadere
, Paquita and Giselle.
The gala concert opened with an exquisite Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadere
that, despite a few shaky legs at first, showed off the classical polish and discipline of the corps de ballet.