La Bayadère

Photo: Erik Sawaya

Set in the exotic Indian world of myth and sacred gods, La Bayadère tells the story of the forbidden love between a royal prince and beautiful temple dancer, Solor and Nikiya.

The two become embroiled in a love triangle with Gamzatti, Solor’s arranged fiancé, who is then driven to murder Nikiya in a jealous rage. In a dream, Solor’s grief brings him to the heavenly realm of the Kingdom of the Shades, where he is united with his beloved Nikiya once again. The production was first presented by the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1877.



Directed by Joshua Consandine

Friday 22 September 2017 – 7.30pm
Saturday 23 September 2017 – 2pm
Saturday 23 September 2017 – 7.30pm
Riverside Theatre, Corner of Market & Church St
Book online or call (02) 8839 3399


Presented by Premier State Ballet and The McDonald College and is proudly sponsored by The McDonald Foundation and Bloch. Photos by Erik Sawaya. Premier State Ballet would like to acknowledge the generous support of this production from MAC Cosmetics, Ecoya, Perfect Form Physiotherapy, Restaurant 317, Riverside Theatre, One Penny Red, Novotel Hotels & Resorts, Laser Clinics Australia, El Phoenician, Soul Pattinson Chemist & Tais Hair Studio.