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Second International Conference on String Field Theory and Related Aspects
(Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia, April 12–19, 2009)

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On Wednesday 15.04.2009 at 19.00
the State Kremlin Palace and "Kremlin ballet" theater present the premiere of the ballet by Adolph Adan and Caesar Puni "LE CORSAIRE" in three acts with prologue and epilogue.
Libretto: A. Saint-George, J. Masilie under Y. Grigorovitsch edition (Libretto in Russian).
Choreographer – Yuri Grigorovitsch, with choreographic fragments by Marius Petipa.
Designer – Nikolay Sharonov.   

Le Corsaire is one of the classical ballets kept in the repertoires for more than 150 years. It has been first presented on the stage of Grand Opera in Paris in 1856.
Authors of the ballet: librettists A.Saint-George, J.Masilie, ballet master J.Masilie. Two years later Le Corsaire was presented in Bolshoi Theater in Saint-Petersburg, where it has been staged by the famous ballet master J. Perrot and later revived by M. Petipa. Le Corsaire has been in constant demand by different choreographers, who edited old choreography or created new productions. Both artists and audience have been attracted by the free-minded spirit, romantic atmosphere and passion of Byron's poem, which has become a foundation for the libretto. Yuri Grogorovitsch had first turned to the "Le Corsaire" in 1994. His production (staged in Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow) contained all the most important fragments of his predecessors' choreography, first and foremost those created by Petipa. In 2005 he created a new version in Krasnodar ballet theater. This production would be the third for the choreographer (Yuri Grigorovitsch) and the first for the "Kremlin ballet" company under the direction of Andrey Petrov. More information about Le Corsaire ballet one can see here.

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