Why See American Ballet Theatre: The Golden Cockerel?
did you hear the one about the golden cockerel?
Don't miss Alexi Ratmansky's interpretation of The Golden Cockere, a farcical tragicomedy inspired by the Russian folk tale from Alexander Pushkin, after Mikhail Fokine's original grand production. Telling the tale of the bumbling King Dodon and his rather odd attempt to foresee danger to his kingdom with a prophetical chicken, this vivid production is a hotbed of stunning choreography, creative sets, and gloriously glittering costumes!
What's the plot?
Perennially afraid of an attack on his kingdom, King Dodon finds himself reaching out to a local Astrologer for help that comes in the form of a magic chicken, a Golden Cockerel to be exact. Far from just waking people up at ungodly hours, this chicken has the power to warn of oncoming invasion. The only caveat is that the Astrologer desires a reward... of whatever he chooses.
Inevitably an attack comes from the neighboring territory, in the form of the cunning and beautiful Queen Shemakha and the chicken ensures that she seduces the besotted Dodon, uniting the two states forever. But as always, all's fair in love and war and it's time for the Astrologer to take his reward... Dodon's new bride!
Another stunning show from the powerhouse American Ballet Theatre.
Opening night: 1 June 2017
And before you stop reading
Images used are from the 2012 Royal Denmark Ballet production as choreographed by Alexi Ratmansky.
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