LE CORSAIRE SUITE & MIXED REPERTOIRE
At the Irvine Barclay Theatre, October 10 & 11, 2015
Le Corsaire is the story of Medora, a young Greek girl, sold as a slave to Pasha though loved by the pirate Conrad. When Conrad attempts to rescue her, he is captured and sentenced to death. To save Conrad’s life, Medora agrees to marry Pasha but during the ceremony, the slave girl Gulnare takes Medora’s place. That evening Conrad enters to take Medora away, while Gulnare reveals the ring that proves she is Pasha’s lawful wife. Medora and Conrad escape, but their ship, caught in a storm, is wrecked. Luckily, the two lovers survive, washing up together on a rocky island.
We are pleased to announce that Vitor Luiz, San Francisco Ballet Principal, will be featured in the role of Conrad.
This performance will also include a special mixed repertoire featuring:
- A variation from Bournonville, set by Monique Meunier, former New York City Ballet Principal and American Ballet Theatre Soloist
- A variation from Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, set by Nilas Martins, former New York City Ballet Principal
- Pas d’Action from Laurencia, set by Yuri Fateyev, Acting Director of the Mariinsky Ballet Company
- A world premiere contemporary piece, choreographed by Andrea Schermoly, former dancer of Nederlands Dans Theater
Tickets: $40 adults; $35 senior (65+) and children (12 and under)
Saturday, October 10th @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 11th @ 2:00 p.m.
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