Ballet in HD:
Ludwig Minkus's Don Quixote
Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Don Quixote, created by leading Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky exclusively for the Dutch National Ballet, is a dazzling display of high spirits, virtuosity, and Spanish temperament. Tickets are $15 ($13 for members and students). Click here to purchase tickets or call 413 458 0524.
The flamboyant leaps, dizzying pirouettes, and crisp pointe work give the performers every opportunity to show off their technical prowess. At the same time, the comic story based on Cervantes's masterpiece makes strong demands on the dancers' acting abilities. Ratmansky, the former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet and Artist in Residence of the American Ballet Theatre, drew inspiration for his production from the 1869 libretto by Marius Petipa but added his own elements and choreography to the ballet.
Conducted by Kevin Rhodes, Don Quixote stars Anna Tsygankova, Matthew Golding, Peter De Jong, and Karel de Rooij. Running time is 122 minutes. Tickets are $15 ($13 for members and students) and may be ordered online or by calling 413 458 0524.