Tuesday, 13th November 2018 - 7:15pm
TICKETS: Adults £15.00, Film Society Members & Friends of the Regal £12.50, Students £10.00.
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The Royal Ballet live from The Royal Opera House
Choreography Natalia Makarova After Marius Petipa
Music Ludwig Minkus, orchestrated By John Lanchbery
Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.
Approximate running time: 3 hours 5 minutes, including two intervals
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