Pirates and Passion: Hong Kong Ballet’s Award-winning Show ‘Le Corsaire’ Returns to Stage
Why We Recommend it
Back by popular demand, Le Corsaire is a visually spectacular swashbuckling tale that follows the escapades of Conrad, a dashing pirate, who journeys across the dangerous seas to rescue Medora, a ravishing harem girl.
Based on one of Lord Byron’s most popular poems, Le Corsair (“The Pirate”) (1814), Hong Kong Ballet’s vibrant production is filled with adventure, comedy, and romance from its colourful cast of characters.
Staged by choreographer and celebrated Canadian ballerina Anna-Marie Holmes, the much-loved classic story of captive maidens, cutthroats, passion and betrayal is told through virtuoso dance moves—including a famous pas de trois—and culminates an unexpected shipwreck that’s one of the most breathtaking spectacles in all of ballet.
Since its Asian premiere two years ago, Hong Kong Ballet’s Le Corsaire has earned seven nominations and four awards at Hong Kong Dance Awards, including Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer, Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Outstanding Large Venue Production, as well as Outstanding Set and Costume Design.