St. Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Ballet revises the pirate-tale classic ‘Le Corsaire’

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The ballet “Le Corsaire” is a splashy pirate adventure, told through a 150-year-old lens of chivalry and a fascination in Orientalism. Enjoy it for the escapism and the dancing.

That’s the hope. It was the Mikhailovsky Ballet’s turn to present its recently revised “Le Corsaire” at the Segerstrom...