A swashbuckling romantic tale of the rescue of a beautiful slave from her tyrannical master by a handsome pirate – with some of ballet’s most famous individual passages, including the famous Pas de Deux.
Medora, a young Greek girl, is sold by a slave dealer. The pirate Conrad seizes Medora and declares his love for her. Conrad’s right-hand-man, who is jealous of Conrad, sends Medora back to the slave dealer who sells her back to her former owner. Conrad and his men show up to take Medora away again but he is recognized through his disguise, captured, and sentenced to death. To save his life, Medora, now in love with Conrad, plots with another slave girl, Gulnare, and tricks her owner into marrying Gulnare. That evening Medora dances for Pasha, convinces him to lay down his weapons, and Conrad enters to take her away. The ship on which Medora and Conrad escape sinks in a terrible storm but the two lovers are saved when they wash up on a rocky island
Date:Sunday March 11- 2012
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