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'Le Corsaire' presented as Bolshoi Ballet broadcast Nov. 17

Nov 04, 2019
Photo by: Elena Fetisova A scene from "Le Corsaire."

Rockland — A captured-live, high definition broadcast from Moscow of "Le Corsaire," performed by the Bolshoi Ballet, will be presented on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

The story is set at the bazaar square in Andrinopoulos. The Pacha is struck by Medora’s beauty and tries to buy her; as the transaction is about to be completed, Medora is kidnapped by Conrad, a charming corsair (pirate) who catches her eye.

Bolshoi Prima Ballerina Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity. First presented in Paris in 1856, this breathtaking production was reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created luxurious cinematic sets, a shipwreck, and enough dancing for nearly the entire Bolshoi troupe.

The 2019-20 Bolshoi Ballet In Cinema season will continue with "The Nutcracker" on Dec. 15, "Giselle" on Jan. 26, "Swan Lake" on March 1, "Romeo and Juliet" on March 29, and "Jewels" on April 19. All shows are at 1 p.m.

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema brings world-class ballet, direct from the legendary Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, exclusively to theater audiences around the world. Each production features a complete performance plus behind‐the‐scenes interviews with cast and creative teams and other bonus content.

Running time is 3 hrs., 30 min., with two intermissions. Tickets are $15/adults, $10/students 18 and younger, and college students with ID. For more information, visit, call 594-0070, or email

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