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Runs from Saturday December 8 2018 to Monday December 10 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours

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The Loft
201 Division St
Cobourg ON K9A 3L5

Performance Notes

× Ken Prue presents Royal Ballet's La Bayadère December 8 & 10 at 1:00 PM The Cobourg Loft Cinema $15 + sc

La Bayadère tells a story of love, passion and vengeance. Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor but the High Brahmin desires her for himself. When Nikiya spurns him, the furious High Brahmin tells Princess Gamzatti, Solor’s fiancée, that Solor and Nikiya are in love. In revenge, Gamzatti orders Nikiya to be killed. Solor is haunted by Nikiya’s spirit and dreams of being reunited with her. At his wedding to Gamzatti he finally achieves his desire: the angry gods take vengeance for the death of Nikiya by destroying the temple, killing the whole wedding party. Solor and Nikiya’s spirits are reunited.

Choreographer Natalia Makarova brings the 19th-century Russian classic La Bayadère to life in her adaptation of Marius Petipa’s original choreography. La Bayadère was practically unknown to audiences outside Russia until Makarova bought her production to The Royal Ballet in 1989. It has since become a core work in the Company’s repertory. Particular highlights include the Kingdom of Shades scene in Act III, a showcase for the corps de ballet as they perform arabesques across the moonlit stage. The cast will feature Royal Ballet Principals Marianela Nuñez as Nikiya, Vadim Muntagirov as Solor and Natalia Osipova as Gamzatti.

La Bayadère plays at The Loft Cinema Dec 8 & 10 PM at 1:00 PM Run time is approximately 2 hours 50 minutes and includes two intervals. Tickets are $15 + sc

The Royal Opera House cinema broadcasts offer audiences the best seats in the house, and include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and incredibly detailed close-ups of performers. In 2017/18 more than one million people globally saw a production of world-class opera or ballet from the Royal Opera House at one of more than 1,500 cinemas in 51 countries. The Loft is but one of the participating cinemas. The next Royal Ballet cinema relay will be the magical Christmas production of The Nutcracker, on December 15, 16, 22, 23

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