Princess Christina of Sweden was in Athens for one day to see «La Bayadere» performed by the Royal Ballet of Sweden at the Herod Atticus Theater. The princess is a patron of the company and she came to applaud the first of three performances. The choreography by renowned ballerina Natalia Makarova was based on the original choreography by Marius Petipa. The costumes were by Theoni Vachlioti-Aldredge, whose costumes for «The Great Gatsby» won an Oscar. Makarova looked moved by the congratulations of the princess. The performances were held to celebrate the 60th birthday of UNESCO.