Russian National BalletDirect from MoscowPresentsDON QUIXOTE
March 30 8:00 pm
In his library the old nobleman Don Quixote de la Mancha sits over his books, which tell him of distant times of knighthood. Soon he believes himself called to knightly deeds: he appoints his servant Sancha Panza his squire and sails forth into the world to seek adventures in the service of the beautiful Dulcinea, whom he has glimpsed in a vision. The story goes on a comical quest for love, honor, and dignity. This comical timeless ballet is brought to life by The Russian National Ballet.
Founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, the company used their new-found creative freedom, influenced by the political movement, to invigorate the tradition of Russian Ballet with new developments in dance from around the world. In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by Presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company.
Full-Length Ballet in Three Acts
Music: Leon Minkus
Libretto: Marius Petipa
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Sets: Lev Solodovnikov
Costumes: Lev Solodovnikov
Lighting: Marina Borodina
Additional choreography and staging by Iryna Kovalova
*Run time: 2 Hours