Star on the Rise: La Bayadère... Reimagined!

Music by L. Minkus

Star on the Rise

Dedicated to replacing caricature with character in ballet, stagers Phil Chan and Doug Fullington begin by lifting this new-fashioned interpretation of a classical ballet out of India and placing it in a quintessentially American setting—a Hollywood Western movie set during the dream factory’s Golden Age.

Of course, the drama doesn’t stay only in front of the camera, as romance, jealousy, and star-sized egos collide behind it.

One of the most famous scenes in dance, “The Kingdom of the Shades,” is recreated as a stunning art deco fantasy that would make even Busby Berkeley proud.

New production.

Star on the Rise: La Bayadère... Reimagined!