The celebration of the Centennial Jubilee of the Ballet of the National Theatre in Belgrade will kick off with a spectacular performance of "Le Corsaire" on March 19! An enchanting story of love, passion and intrigue, set to the music of Adolf Adam and a group of composers, will be brought to life with sumptuous costumes and grandiose scenography. Get ready to be enchanted!
"I decided on this classical repertoire title because this ballet has not been performed in our country, which contributes to the exclusivity of the celebration of this important jubilee. A large number of protagonists participate in this performance full of attractive solo and ensemble parts. I wanted our ballet to be represented in its full strength, with a special emphasis on monumentality and artistic quality. Through working on this performance, our established dancers will be affirmed, and the younger ones will have the opportunity to advance and develop their talents. I hope that this performance will have a long life, to the joy of all ballet fans," says the artistic director of the Ballet of the National Theatre in Belgrade, Ana Pavlović.
The audience will have an opportunity to enjoy a romantic story of love and passion interwoven with intrigues, with plenty of attractive scenes and the participation of the complete ensemble of the National Theatre Ballet and National Theatre Orchestra.
This version of “Le Corsaire”, choreographed by Bahram Yuldashev, to the music of Adolf Adam and a group of composers, will be performed according to the staging of Marius Petipa and Piotr Gusev. Katarina Grčić Nikolić's sumptuous costumes and Olga Đurđević's grandiose scenography will colour this fairy-tale story. The Orchestra of the National Theatre will be conducted by Maestra Ana Zorana Brajović.
The celebration of the Centennial Jubilee of the Ballet of the National Theatre in Belgrade will begin on March 19, exactly on the same date when in 1923, the National Theatre Ballet ensemble staged the first full-length performance of two choreographic one-act plays, "Scheherazade" and "Sylphide". 2023 will be marked by this important Jubilee - a celebration that will include multiple events spanning the year, including new performances, exhibitions and educational programmes.