Le Corsaire: Perfect debut for Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala at NCPA

NCPAAugust/09/2019
On the evening of August 8th, the Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala made its NCPA debut and performed the ballet Le Corsaire, kicking off the NCPA Dance Festival 2019.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The Company showed its strength to live accompaniment of the National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra under the conductor David Coleman’s baton.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Le Corsaire, a representative romantic ballet, had its premiere over one hundred years ago, and now it has been reinterpreted by the Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

In master Anna-Marie Holmes' version, lengthy pantomime in the original is shortened to highlight the personality characteristics of different characters.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The massive hand-painted scenery, inspired by costume and set designer Luisa Spinatelli, gave the stage exquisite and retro looks, and every frame picture seemed as if it were an oil painting telling the audience a story about a hero saving a beauty by the Aegean Sea.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

As the curtain was raised, characters of different identities, such as peddlers, buyers, female slaves, the market owner and pirates, came together and danced merrily in the hand-drawn stage scenery, looking as if there were a bazaar of the last century on the stage.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The Principal dancers Nicoletta Manni and Timofej Andrijashenko played Medora and Conrad respectively. They danced in perfect unison and their exquisite performance won them bursts of applause.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

In the Teatro alla Scala's Le Corsaire, primitive simplicity is hidden in all the magnificent scenes, such as the “cave dance”, which implies a sudden change in the plot, and the “garden dance”, the most classic dance in the ballet.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Le Corsaire will be staged until August 9th.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

From August 10th to 11th, another classic romantic ballet, Giselle, will be performed to bring the tour to an end.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

  • On the evening of August 8th, the Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala made its NCPA debut and performed the ballet Le Corsaire, kicking off the NCPA Dance Festival 2019.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The Company showed its strength to live accompaniment of the National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra under the conductor David Coleman’s baton.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • Le Corsaire, a representative romantic ballet, had its premiere over one hundred years ago, and now it has been reinterpreted by the Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • In master Anna-Marie Holmes' version, lengthy pantomime in the original is shortened to highlight the personality characteristics of different characters.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The massive hand-painted scenery, inspired by costume and set designer Luisa Spinatelli, gave the stage exquisite and retro looks, and every frame picture seemed as if it were an oil painting telling the audience a story about a hero saving a beauty by the Aegean Sea.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • As the curtain was raised, characters of different identities, such as peddlers, buyers, female slaves, the market owner and pirates, came together and danced merrily in the hand-drawn stage scenery, looking as if there were a bazaar of the last century on the stage.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The Principal dancers Nicoletta Manni and Timofej Andrijashenko played Medora and Conrad respectively. They danced in perfect unison and their exquisite performance won them bursts of applause.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • In the Teatro alla Scala's Le Corsaire, primitive simplicity is hidden in all the magnificent scenes, such as the “cave dance”, which implies a sudden change in the plot, and the “garden dance”, the most classic dance in the ballet.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • Le Corsaire will be staged until August 9th.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • From August 10th to 11th, another classic romantic ballet, Giselle, will be performed to bring the tour to an end.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

On the evening of August 8th, the Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala made its NCPA debut and performed the ballet Le Corsaire, kicking off the NCPA Dance Festival 2019.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The Company showed its strength to live accompaniment of the National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra under the conductor David Coleman’s baton.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Le Corsaire, a representative romantic ballet, had its premiere over one hundred years ago, and now it has been reinterpreted by the Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

In master Anna-Marie Holmes' version, lengthy pantomime in the original is shortened to highlight the personality characteristics of different characters.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The massive hand-painted scenery, inspired by costume and set designer Luisa Spinatelli, gave the stage exquisite and retro looks, and every frame picture seemed as if it were an oil painting telling the audience a story about a hero saving a beauty by the Aegean Sea.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

As the curtain was raised, characters of different identities, such as peddlers, buyers, female slaves, the market owner and pirates, came together and danced merrily in the hand-drawn stage scenery, looking as if there were a bazaar of the last century on the stage.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The Principal dancers Nicoletta Manni and Timofej Andrijashenko played Medora and Conrad respectively. They danced in perfect unison and their exquisite performance won them bursts of applause.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

In the Teatro alla Scala's Le Corsaire, primitive simplicity is hidden in all the magnificent scenes, such as the “cave dance”, which implies a sudden change in the plot, and the “garden dance”, the most classic dance in the ballet.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Le Corsaire will be staged until August 9th.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

From August 10th to 11th, another classic romantic ballet, Giselle, will be performed to bring the tour to an end.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

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