Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Bayadère – The Ninth Life
Monday 16 & Tuesday 17 October Tickets: £12 – £27
Ground-breaking dance-maker Shobana Jeyasingh brings her radical imagination to Petipa’s legendary ballet La Bayadère. Through the words of celebrated French writer, Théophile Gautier, who recorded his ambiguous impressions of Indian temple dancers in 1838, and Gabriel Prokofiev’s score, this performance searches for the roots of the Bayadère and the allure she exerted in Europe over the centuries.
Bayadère – The Ninth Life features a bold design created by the award-winning contemporary theatre designer Tom Piper.
“Marvellous, inspiring mesh of history, poetry and ideas” The Guardian
A Sadler’s Wells co-production
Free post-show talk: Tuesday 17 October
The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler’s Wells