La Bayadere: A Lavish Production by the Boston Ballet
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The last date listed for La Bayadere: An All-New Lavish Production by the Boston Ballet was Saturday November 13, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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Boston Ballet's production of La Bayadere was a lavish, colorful and beautifully danced piece which is a welcome addition to the company's performance roster. My only criticism and this is moot is that the bottom half of the corps de ballet's costumes sometimes revealed their navels and sometimes not. It looked to me as though the girls elected to cover or uncover. If you ask me I will tell you they should be covered. I found myself counting navels when I should have been watching the dancers' movement. Thank you
La Bayadere, a vibrant Petipa classic, takes the stage at The Boston Opera House. The ballet is an important bridge between the romantic and classical eras of ballet and was first performed at St. Petersburg’s Maryinsky Theater in 1877. A story of betrayal and love set in exotic India, La Bayadere follows the heart-breaking tale of a temple dancer and a young warrior kept apart in life and united only in death. The ballet’s rich, lavish set design and production elements conjure up The Arabian Nights and Bollywood culture. The ballet contains the monumental Kingdom of Shades scene which traditionally features 32 female dancers entering the stage in single file in a dream-like sequence. Boston Ballet will present the Florence Clerc staging with vivid, new costumes and the absorbing scenery that are cornerstones of this classic.