Ballet in two acts.
Running time − 2 hrs 15 min.
Libretto by M. Petipa and S. Khudekov.
Choreography by M. Petipa.
Choreographic version by Konstantin Ivanov.
Music Director − Ivan Egorov.
Set Designer − Leon Tiratsuyan.
Costume Designer − Tatiana Isycheva.
Lighting Designer − Anatoly Nikolaev.
Assistants of choreographer − Alla Alexandrova, Olga Komleva.
Premiere − July 6, 2009.
The Ballet «La Bayadere» − one of the most famous classics of − the latter ballet-extravaganza. In the basis of setting − romantic eastern legend about the unhappy love of the temple dancer (bayadere) Nikiya and brave warrior Solor. Story about passionate love and jealousy, about love as the highest meaning of life is unfolding against the background of the paint color of the palaces of Ancient India. This performance − one of the most complex in terms of technical execution, and requires the actors of masterly possession of choreography.
Choreographer made changes in the final round, giving it a bright romantic color. Solor is sent in the kingdom of shadows, where he is tender meeting with Nikiya. The performance is distinguished by original сценографическое solution. He is very compact: quick change of scenery, one action magically rapidly followed the other.