Beneath the gilding of La Bayadère

Interview with Valentine Colasante, Sabrina Mallem and José Sciuto

Aliénor Courtin Aliénor Courtin 01 April 2022

© Svetlana Loboff / OnP

  As the the Paris Opera Ballet revive Rudolf Nureyev's La Bayadère, Octave magazine spoke to Étoile dancer Valentine Colasante, José Sciuto, artistic director of the set workshops, and Sabrina Mallem, Ballet Mistress. They present the production from different angles: the tragic roles of Gamzatti and Nikiya, the secrets behind the creation of the sumptuous sets and the rehearsal work for the mysterious Kingdom of the Shades act.  

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