A fabled fairytale ballet about love, war – and a golden cockerel
Alexei Ratmansky has restaged the folkloric fairytale ballet, which satirises King Dodon and his bumbling conniving against the Queen of Shemakha, whom he believes is preparing an attack. The cockerel screeches “Danger, beware,” and the ravishing queen seduces the king, who is seriously taken for a ride.
The sets and costumes, designed by frequent Ratmansky collaborator Richard Hudson, are inspired by the original Ballets Russes designs by Natalia Goncharova.
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