Category: la bayadere

Staatsballett Berlin to rehearse Ratmansky La Bayadere during this year’s World Ballet Day!

You have absolutely no idea how excited I am about it!

I know that usually I’m all about notation this and notation that, but I absolutely adore what Nureyev did with La Bayadere’s Kingdom of the Shades and it’s the best and I love it and that’s all from me on this topic.

(Don’t get me wrong, I love Ratmansky’s speed and right angles almost as much. Because the whole scene looks so different and yet so right. Still would love to see it with the attitudes instead of arabesques, though…)

Anastasia Matvienko and Vladimir Shklyarov in La Bayadère (Mariinsky Ballet, 2014)

Yekaterina Kondaurova as Nikiya in La Bayadère (Mariinsky Ballet)

Oksana Skorik and Kimin Kim in La Bayadère (Mariinsky Ballet, 2016)

Svetlana Zakharova as Nikiya in La Bayadère (Bolshoi Ballet/Mariinsky Ballet, 2018)

Anastasia Matvienko and Vladimir Shklyarov in La Bayadère (Mariinsky Ballet, 2014)

Yaroslav Baibordin as the Golden Idol in La Bayadère (Mariinsky Ballet, 2018)

Olessia Novikova and Jacopo Tissi in La Bayadère (Bolshoi Ballet/Mariinsky Ballet, 2018)

Jacopo Tissi and Olessia Novikova in La Bayadère (Bolshoi Ballet/Mariinsky Ballet, 2018)