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Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra

La Bayadère

October 30–November 3, 2019

Alexei Rebnikov, conductor
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Choreography by Marius Petipa (1877)
Revised choreography by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani (1941)
With dances by Konstantin Sergeyev and Nikolai Zubkovsky
Libretto by Marius Petipa and Sergei Khudekov
Set design by Mikhail Sishliannikov after set designs by Adolf Kvapp, Konstantin Ivanov, Pyotr Lambin, and Orest Allegri
Costumes by Yevgeny Ponomarev
Lighting design by Mikhail Sishliannikov


La Bayadère's story of love and betrayal, complete with a spectral voyage to the afterlife, radiates with colorful characters, opulent sets, and vibrant costumes, performed with the refinement, poise, and flawless technique that defines this iconic 150-year-old cultural institution. Marius Petipa created La Bayadère for the Mariinsky Ballet more than 140 years ago, and the Romantic work—with a score by Ludwig Minkus performed by the company’s grand orchestra—continues to be one of its most beloved showpieces well into the 21st century.

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Pictured: Cal Performances presents Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra performing La Bayadère, Wednesday–Sunday, October 30–November 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Cal Performances presents Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra performing La Bayadère, Wednesday–Sunday, October 30–November 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Cal Performances presents Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra performing La Bayadère, Wednesday–Sunday, October 30–November 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Cal Performances presents Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra performing La Bayadère, Wednesday–Sunday, October 30–November 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Viktoria Tereshkina & Vladimir Shklyarov
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Pictured: Cal Performances presents Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra performing La Bayadère, Wednesday–Sunday, October 30–November 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Ekaterina Kondaurova
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Pictured: Cal Performances presents Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra performing La Bayadère, Wednesday–Sunday, October 30–November 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Ekaterina Kondaurova
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Pictured: Cal Performances presents Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra performing La Bayadère, Wednesday–Sunday, October 30–November 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Andrei Yermakov
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