Kingdom of the Shades (Excerpt)

  • Choreographer: Marius Petipa. Staging: Susan Jaffe.
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Costumes: Janet Groom Campbell
  • PBT Performance Date: May 21, 23, 2021. Open Air performances using PBT mobile stage at Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA.

Program Notes

A young woman dies after being betrayed by her lover. Her lover sinks into a world of dreams and visions – the Kingdom of the Shades – a place of ghosts and memories. Her spirit dances with him in this transcendent adagio (meaning “slowly,” or “at ease”) and beckons him to remain in this world with her for eternity.