La Bayadere - Russian Ballet
Show date: Sunday, July 30, 2017
Ticket prices: $55
Show time: 5 p.m.
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
Presented by Russian Ballet Orlando
Set in legendary India, La Bayadere tells the story of the doomed love between the noble warrior, Solor, and the beautiful temple dancer, Nikiya, who is murdered by her jealous rival, Gamzatti. In the aftermath, Solor's grief brings him to the heavenly realm of the Kingdom of the Shades in an opium-induced dream, where his beloved appears among the many shades and tenderly forgives him for his betrayal. However, Gamzatti's murderous triumph is short lived as her actions provoke the wrath of the gods. In retaliation, the gods destroy the temple, killing all who are responsible to Nikiya's death, and Nikiya is reunited with her beloved Solor beyond the reach of man.