«The Legend of Love»

«The Legend of Love»

Ballet in 3 acts

Choreography - Yuri Grigorovich
Music - Arif Melikov
Scenography and Costumes - Simon Virsaladze

«The Legend of Love» is a fairy tale whose roots go to centuries’ depth. It was born in the sun-burnt ground of the East and more than once became an object of literary workings. Spectators first saw the performance «The Legend of Love» 58 years ago at the Mariinsky Theater.

The plot is based on an ancient eastern legend. Two sisters - Mekhmene Banu and Shirin - passionately fall in love with court painter Ferkhad. Shirin immediately conquers the heart of a beautiful young man, and mutual love for Mekhmena Banu is impossible: she once sacrificed her beauty to save her sister's life and turned into a terrible old woman. The lovers who have escaped from the palace are in for an ordeal, and Ferkhad sacrifices his love for the salvation of the people.

Yuri Grigorovich performed the ballet «The Legend of Love» at the Astana Ballet Theater. On the stage, an ancient legend about the high feelings of incredible power that change people will appear again. Deep experiences and strong emotions, heartache and despair, trials and sacrifice will not leave anyone indifferent, because love itself speaks the language of choreography.

Duration - 2h 50 min

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