Bolshoi Ballet's "Le Corsaire" in HD at Rosendale Theatre

Theatrical delight comprised of exquisite dancers, pirates, white slavery, lavish costumes and scenery. 

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.  See the screening of The Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire in HD at Dance Film Sunday on Nov. 12 at Rosendale Theatre at 2 p.m., 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.  Running time is three hours and 35 minutes.  Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members and $6 for children 12 and under.  For directions or more information go to or call (845) 658-8989.

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.”

Sunday, November 12, 2017 -
2 pm to 5:30pm
Rosendale Theatre
408 Main St.