Abu Dhabi Classics welcomes La Scala Academy Ballet Stars

The upcoming showcase brings Milan's finest to the capital

Abu Dhabi Classics welcomes La Scala Academy Ballet Stars

Abu Dhabi Classics is bringing a touch of Italian class to the capital for its latest exciting showcase.

La Scala Academy Ballet Stars arrives in Emirates Palace on November 9 and comes with a reputation for developing some of the world’s leading stars.

Based in Milan, Italy, Accademia Teatro alla Scala is one of the world's most prestigious institutions for training and performing across the full range of performing arts.

As part of La Scala Milan, The Ballet Academy, which now has 165 performers, was founded in 1813 by Benedetto Ricci and one of the oldest and most renowned ballet companies in the world – the La Scala Corps de Ballet.

The eight-year curriculum (ages 11 to 18) allows students to earn a dual diploma in classical ballet and modern/contemporary dance, providing them with experience in a broad repertoire, as is now demanded by major international dance companies.

And it is bringing some of its finest stars to Abu Dhabi for the academy’s first appearance in the UAE.

La Scala will present a romantic performance of excerpts from the famous ballet La Bayadere, which recounts the love story between a temple dancer (Nikiya) and a warrior (Solor).

Following the theme of Abu Dhabi Classics this season, the programme will send the audience on a journey through movements that speaks the ‘language of love’.

It features music by Ludwig Minkus, Eric Satie, Niels Wilhelm Gade, Hans Christian Lumbye and Holger Simon Paulli.

While the choreography is brought to us by Marius Petipa, August de Bournonville and Roland Petit

It promises to be another incredible night out in the Abu Dhabi Classics season, which recently brought Camerata Salzburg Orchestra and violin virtuoso Renaud Capuçon to the capital.

Tickets start at Dhs195 and students tickets are at Dhs50, but availability is limited to you might want to act fast.

For more information, visit www.abudhabimusic.ae.

From Dhs195 (general entry), Dhs50 (students). November 9, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road. www.abudhabimusic.ae.

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