Epic pirate ballet featuring a star dancer to premiere in MK

English National Ballet premiere Le Corsaire at MK Theatre
English National Ballet premiere Le Corsaire at MK Theatre

Set sail for the high seas when English National Ballet bring their swashbuckling ballet Le Corsaire (The Pirate) to MK Theatre from Thursday, writes Georgina Butler.

As the UK’s premier touring ballet company, English National Ballet (ENB) comprises dedicated and ambitious dancers and choreographers who bring stunning classical ballet to the masses.

This week’s performance will see ENB debut Le Corsaire – making ballet history as the first British company to perform the complete work.

Led by their artistic director, internationally-renowned ballerina Tamara Rojo, ENB aim to both honour and add to traditional ballet and engage with new audiences.

As part of their stay in MK, they will also provide creative workshops linked to the production – dance, art and writing classes, as well as family-friendly activities are on offer.

Le Corsaire is a thrilling ballet with four male leads – meaning plenty of opportunity for the men in the company to show off their athleticism and technique.

And, talking of technique, former Royal Ballet star Alina Cojocaru makes her debut with ENB at MK Theatre on Thursday.

>Call 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes to book tickets and enquire about workshops.