Le Corsaire and ABT in San Francisco. Le Corsaire's magnificent scenic effects and dramatic choreography have ensured the popularity of Petipa's exotic ballet, a story of pirates and shipwreck, set on the Ionian coast. This production features Altynai Asylmuratova and Faroukh Ruzimatov who give exuberant and extroverted performances. ".the leading dancers were little short of sensational." –The Stage.