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A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

La Bayadère

Oct 2–6, 2019
380 Graham Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4H2, Canada

“When La Bayadère was created in 1877,” says the Australian choreographer Greg Horsman, “the British had been ruling India for hundreds of years. That’s not reflected at all in the traditional story of Bayadère.” Now it is. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents the Canadian premiere of Horsman’s La Bayadère, which reconceives the story to include the British Raj. Fear not, Petipa’s “Kingdom of the Shades,” a mesmerizing moonlit passage, remains unchanged. —L.J.

Prinicpal Artist Yanela Pinera and Joel Woellner of Queensland Ballet perform La Bayadère, 2018. Photo: David Kelly.

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