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Ancient Egypt Today: How The Pharaoh’s Daughter was raised from the dead by a world-renowned dance archaeologist

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The mummy returns: Svetlana Zakharova and the Bolshoi in the rediscovered The Pharaoh’s Daughter
(Images © I Zaharkin/Bolshoi).

“On 25 November cinemas all over Britain and overseas will host a live relay from the Bolshoi Ballet of a rampantly OTT and enormously entertaining ballet set in ancient Egypt, The Pharaoh’s Daughter. It has mummies coming to life, English tourists in timewarps, frenzied cobras, underwater ballets, jaunty tunes, and phalanxes of delectable archeresses. The original ballet premiered exactly 150 years ago, and what you’ll see is a recreation of the fantastical, surreal exotica of the kind of theatre provided at the dawn of classical ballet. It is a sight that had been thought lost until 12 years ago; for it’s not just the pharaoh’s daughter who’s coming to life in the story, the ballet itself is a bit of a mummy too” – The Arts Desk.

Read more here.

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2 comments on “Ancient Egypt Today: How The Pharaoh’s Daughter was raised from the dead by a world-renowned dance archaeologist

  1. I would love to see this performance.Will it be online do you think? It looks outstanding.

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