Swashbuckling Ballerinas

Le Corsaire is one manly ballet.

Some headway could be made in an age-old domestic battle tonight when the Colorado Ballet opens its 47th season with Le Corsaire, a story about pirates. Let's face it, fellas: When will you have another opportunity to take the wife to a ballet you might actually enjoy? Artistic director Gil Boggs calls Le Corsaire "some of the most exciting choreography to be found in the ballet world." Adapted from a Lord Byron poem, the work was originally choreographed by the great Joseph Mazilier and debuted in Paris in 1856. This production uses the more challenging choreography of Eldar Aliev, along with his set and costuming, to enhance an already exciting plot. The show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, runs through October 14. Ticket prices range from $19 to $145; for more information, call 303-837-8888 or visit www.coloradoballet.org.
Fri., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 6, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 7, 2 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 13, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 14, 2 p.m., 2007

 
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