Benedum Center | Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents "La Bayadere". In celebration of its 45th season finale, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will be staging one of its most elaborate and ambitious ballet productions to date. "La Bayadere", a 19th century classic ballet production will come alive onstage at the Benedum Center on Friday 17th April 2015. This a classic tale of star-crossed lovers torn apart by power, jealously, betrayal. Watch the drama unfold through graceful and emotionally expressive ballet dance movements, set against a background of soul-stirring music and grandiose scenery and staging. Will love triumph and conquer them all? Book a seat and get a ticket to find out….
“La Bayadère” is a 138-year-old Russian classic. The original production received its world premiere in 1877 by the Imperial Ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre in St. Petersburg. Ever since, its staging, it was lauded by many as one of the most influential and impactful ballet productions ever staged. It is marked as one of the most elaborate productions that included multiple costume changes, grand set design, and mind-blowing special effects. Of course, it is critically acclaimed for its breathtaking dance choreography that gives life to the emotion-laden and dramatic story line. It tells of a classic and epic love story between Solor, a noble warrior, and Nikiya, the temple dancer, whose pure love was ripped apart by power, jealousy, intrigue and betrayal. This production will leave audiences in awe with choreographic stunts that almost defy the laws of gravity. The iconic “Kingdom of the Shades” scene is something that will leave everyone speechless. Yet when they leave the theater, this production is something that everyone won't stop talking about.