The production of Natalia Makarova's classics of the 19th century ballet breathes life into dancers in the temple and noble warriors who live in an amazing exotic world.
The fantasy of Marius Petit, who takes us to legendary India, tells the story of dancers in the temple and the prince who loves one but forced to marry another.
Famous, shrouded by the moonlight "white action" - the Kingdom of the Shadows - is the benefit of the corps de ballet, in which the endless thoughts of lost love capture the mind of the prince. Choreography gives the opportunity to shine to two rival ballerinas, while the bronze idol pictorially comes to life in a stunning solo. Minkus's music is fully consistent with the work and complements classical choreography and drama.
Choreography: Marius Petipa (perfomed by Natalia Makarova)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Head of the Orchestra: John Lancherbie