Corps prepares for demanding role in Boston Ballet’s ‘La Bayadère’ ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Scenes from the ballet. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff Boston Ballet’s corps de ballet rehearsed the Act III scene from “La Bayadère” called “The Kingdom of the Shades,” a tour de force of ensemble grace and precision. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff Marius Petipa’s 1877 classic will be perform Oct. 24 to Nov. 3 at the Boston Opera House. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff It’s one of the most fiendishly difficult, requiring intense concentration and steady technical command. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff “Of the big story ballets, this is the hardest piece for the corps de ballet to perform,” says ballet master and artistic coordinator Shannon Parsley of Boston Ballet. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff The corps of 24 ghost-like women in white is one of the most exquisite and entrancing in the repertoire.