La Bayadère is the story of Solor, a warrior who falls in love with Nikiya, a temple dancer. To complicate matters, Gamzatti, the ruler's daughter is set to marry Solor and the high priest is in love with Nikiya. Filled with jealousy and spite, Gamzatti plots to kill Nikiya, but her plan fails to keep the young lovers apart forever. Set in ancient India, La Bayadère has been described as ''Bollywood meets classical ballet'' and Welch's choreography is filled with exotic, fiery movements.
Thu., Feb. 21; Feb. 23-24; March 1-3, 2013