2:00 pm | $12/$10 members/$6 children under 12 | 3 hrs 35 min

Exquisite Dancers + Pirates + White Slavery + Lavish Costumes and Scenery = Theatrical Delight

You always knew that love makes a handsome pirate do right …and in Alexei Ratmansky’s luxurious and faithful 2007 recreation of the original 1896 Petipa production of Le Corsaire, the Bolshoi Ballet gives gorgeous satisfaction. Recorded live from Moscow in October of this year. The principal dancers are still to be announced—but we know that the 120-strong corps de ballet will be used to the maximum.

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, this battleship of the repertoire, with music primarily by Adolphe Adam, is one of the Bolshoi’s most sumptuous productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspiring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, Le Corsaire is a grand romance and it was made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre. About this production Clement Crisp wrote: “[it is] an occasion to gorge on superlative dancing, fascinating choreography, and an opulent sense of theatre. The clock has been turned cunningly back.”

Dance Film Sundays, a series which started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre.