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
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