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A ravishing performance,
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This review is from: Le Corsaire [DVD]  (DVD)
I have seen no less than three Corsaire's now in different productions and this is easily the best. The dancing is absolutely superb, the costuming and sets are beautiful and the whole production is a joy.
The casting is:- Conrad - Yevgeny Neff, Medora - Altynai Asylmuratova, Gulnara - Yelena Pankova, Lankedem - Konstantin Zaklinsky, Ali - Faroukh Ruzimatov.
Although Pankova is my favourite of the Kirov's dancers and she is beautiful as Gulnara, I loved Asylmuratova in this performance and the whole company's performance sparkled throughout. The production is exciting and never flags for a second, and you're on the edge of your seat the whole time waiting for the next piece of fantastic dancing, to the point that you want to watch it all over again when it's finished. The section entitled Le Jardin Anime is particularly lovely and the Pas de Trois which was made famous as a Pas de Deux by Fonteyne and Nureyev is also wonderful.
Buy this. I can't recommend it too highly.