October 19 - November 11, 2012
Entertaining features, documentaries, and shorts from around the globe.
A Vacation from Ordinary Film.
La Bayadere ("The Temple Dancer") is the final major work of Rudolf Nureyev, legendary dancer, choreographer and Director of the Paris Opera Ballet. Nureyev had long dreamed of reworking Marius Petipa's seminal ballet, which tells the story of impossible love set against the backdrop of lush, exotic India. He died less than a year after the premiere. DanceTabs praises this performances, saying: "Seldom does one see such crystalline execution throughout the ranks, in all roles, big and small.' La Bayadere stars Aurelie Dupont as the temple dancer Nikiya, Josua Hoffalt as her beloved Solor, and Ludmila Pagliero as Solor's intended bride, Gamzatti.
"An over-the-top, vaudevillian fantasy, and a total hoot....Seldom does one see such crystalline execution throughout the ranks, in all roles, big and small. The children were equally impressive. The costumes were detailed and luxurious, and how many of them there were! Nikiya changed at least four times. This is, doubtless, a great company." - Marina Harss, DanceTabs