Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘Le Corsaire’ at Orcas Center

  • Tue Oct 31st, 2017 1:30am
  • Life

The Bolshoi Ballet brings Le Corsaire from the Moscow stage to Orcas Center in Cinema on Sunday, November 5, 6:30 pm. Join us for an epic ballet accompanied by a grandstanding score including dramatic scenes with the Bolshoi’s corps de ballet –an unforgettable experience in cinema.

Amidst a bustling Turkish market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward at slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lankedem decides to sell her to the Pasha. The music is by Adolphe Adam with Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky after Marius Petipa cast the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet.

Le Corsaire is inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspiring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.

The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, one of the greatest music and dance stages in the world, was founded in 1776 and to this day remains a spearhead of Russian culture. With more than 250 dancers, the Bolshoi Ballet is one of the largest and most celebrated ballet companies in the world. Its annual repertoire of up to 30 titles per year includes classical masterpieces, rare productions and outstanding works by the most famous contemporary choreographers. Le Corsaire opens the 2017-18 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema season. Direct from Moscow to over 500 cinemas throughout North America in April. Tickets are on sale now at Orcas Center!

Tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema’s A Hero of Our Time are $20, $15 for students, $2 off for Orcas Center members, and may be purchased at or by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center Box Office open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. There are $5 subsidized tickets are available at the box office.