Victorian State Ballet

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Australian Premier of Le Corsaire

The Victorian State Ballet is the first company in the history of Australian ballet companies to bring the world famous ballet Le Corsaire to Australian audiences. Debuting in Sydney.

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Never before staged by an Australian ballet company, Le Corsaire will make its full-length Sydney debut by the Victorian State Ballet at The Concourse, Chatswood this 17 – 18 March. Le Corsaire is a thrilling 19th century romantic classical ballet based on an 1814 poem The Corsair by Lord Byron. It is an exotic fable that follows the journey of Chief Pirate Conrad, as he searches for his beloved Medora. Medora is in the hands of slave trader Lankendam, who later sells her to a Turkish Pasha who wants Medora for his harem. With passion, danger, romance and adventure, the real hero of this production isn’t the narrative, it is famous for the beautiful virtuosity that you see in the ballet dancers. VSB, based in Melbourne, is raising funds to bring this new ballet premier to Sydney for its debut to Australian audiences. This project by VSB is for ballet dancers, audiences & the development of ballet and arts in Australia. VSB is working to a 6 week timeline on this project.

VSB is seeking donations to support this production travelling to Sydney. This is history in the making for ballet in Australia. It is a unique opportunity to be the first Australian ballet company to produce the full-length version of this world famous ballet. It is also a highly important opportunity to support our leading ballet artists to experience and perform fresh ballet repertoire for the further development of their skill and the contribution towards the evolution of ballet artistic merit in Australia. We are also auditioning and engaging 12 of the finest youth ballet dancers from Sydney to be a part of this production in Act 3 – the flower garden in the garland dance. This is a once in a life time opportunity for young aspiring dancers to join us and be a part of history of ballet in Australia. The donations we seek are for travel and accommodation form Melbourne to Sydney return for 34 members of the Victorian State Ballet Company.

We need your support with this important, history making project. Donations will be used towards travel costs – flights from Melbourne to Sydney return & accommodation for the company – 34 members including cast, crew and guest artists.
More details are available on our website – www.victorianstateballet.org.au
Information can also be emailed. For the request of further information, please contact us at admin@victorianstateballet.org.au

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The Victorian State Ballet is devoted to the pursuit of artistic excellence,dance education, presentation of outstanding classical ballet repertoire and innovative neo-classical and contemporary dance works.
The Victorian State Ballet is a vibrant, creative, full-time ballet company committed to connect people and dance across Victoria by offering a program of outstanding classical repertoire ballets, exhilarating & innovative contemporary dance works and educational workshops for the enrichment, entertainment, education and engagement of communities.
VSB is committed to providing employment to Australian and internationally recognised professional ballet dancers, plus training and performing opportunities to young artists through our youth ballet and mentoring programs under the expertise of Martin and Michelle Sierra which counts for over 30 years of professional experience worldwide. VSB was launched to fulfil the needs of Victoria’s dance community.
Birthed out of passion to create works that captivate and challenge audiences, the vision of VSB is to remain the central hub for ballet in the State of Victoria. Our commitment is to connect people and dance across Victoria & Australia.

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