Based on the story from the age-old book of fables, Kalila and Dimna, this charming ballet has an endearing cast of characters: a crow, a flock of doves and their queen the ring-dove, a rat, a tortoise and a gazelle. When the doves are caught in a fowler’s net, the ring-dove entreats them to make a Herculean effort to raise the net in flight. They succeed and soon the ring-dove’s friend, the rat chews the net and frees the doves. Similar rescues take place with the gazelle and tortoise. The fowler is vanquished and the five friends perform the most wonderful dance of all: the joyous Dance of Friendship. Composed by Herant Minas Keshishian, the ballet is directed by Ahmed Al Sayed and choreographed by Saly Ahmed.
April 12 2019
Royal Opera House