World Ballet Day 2022
La Bayadère Kingdom of Shades Workshop
2 November 2022
Advanced Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced Level
8.00pm - 10.00pm
About La Bayadère:
The temple dancer, Nikiya, has secretly sworn her eternal love to the warrior Solor. When she rejects the High Brahmin, he takes revenge on Solor. However, his actions have terrible consequences. The High Brahmin reveals the secret affair to Solor’s fiancé – the Rajah’s daughter. To his horror, she arranges Nikiya’s murder. Solor dreams of reuniting with Nikiya in the famous Kingdom of the Shades scene – then awakens, remembering that he’s still engaged. At his wedding, however, he sees a vision of Nikiya. He mistakenly says his vows to her, instead of his bride-to-be and the gods become infuriated and destroy the palace. Solor and Nikiya reunite in spirit, in the Kingdom of the Shades.
The Kingdom of the Shades scene in Act II is one of the most celebrated excerpts in all of classical ballet. The dance features a series of arabesques across the moonlit stage, demonstrating the strength of the corps de ballet and the beauty of Marius Petipa's choreography.
In celebration of World Ballet Day 2022, join us for a 2-hour workshop as we do a study on The Kingdom of the Shades.
By the end of the workshop, you will:
Have an increased level of spatial awareness when dancing in a group;
Expand your existing repertoire;
Get connected to a community of like-minded balletomane.
This workshop is targeted to teen and adult learners. If you need advice on whether you are suited to join the workshop, please reach out to us via WhatsApp at 8861 0430 or email@example.com.