Alina Cojocaru, Dimitri Gruzdyev, Vadim Muntagirov, Erina Takahashi, Junor Souza
English National Ballet
Milton Keynes Theatre
17 -19 October, 2013
by Judith Cruickshank
copyright 2013 by Judith Cruikshank
Let there be no doubt about it; this is a hugely enjoyable evening. Tamara Rojo was taking a chance when she asked Anna-Marie Holmes to stage her production of “Le Corsaire” for English National Ballet but the result as seen on stage can certainly be counted a success. It is greatly helped by Bob Ringwood’s designs which feature beautiful Orientalist backcloths, brilliantly coloured costumes, lots of glitter and any number of well-toned midriffs on view.