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Don Quixote: Royal Moscow Ballet

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Friday, September 30th, 2016
7:30 PM

ROYAL MOSCOW BALLET, one of Moscow’s most professional ballet companies, builds its repertoire on classical time-proven performances, such as Don Quixote by L. Minkus, the glory of world classical ballet.

This ballet can be rightfully called one of the most popular performances in the ROYAL MOSCOW BALLET theater repertoire. The choreography by M. Petipa and the interpretation by A. Gorsky will never look obsolete. The libretto to the ballet includes the chapters of Cervantes’ novels devoted to the wedding of Kiteria and Kamacho (called Kitri and Basil in the ballet). Don Quixote and Sancho Panza took secondary roles in the interpretation. The parade of sparkling and virtuoso dances that the ballet is generously saturated with is the most attractive feature of the performance where the plot does not matter that much any longer –it is the skill of the dancers that is emphasized. The style is mainly predetermined by the music by L. Minkus (1827-1907), the Czech violinist, chapel master and composer, who worked in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg for a lengthy period of time. The cooperation between music and choreography provide the Don Quixote ballet with the qualities so eagerly sought after by real ballet admirers – these are the temperament, the emotion, and the fascination. This is a real image of Spain as we perceive it: it may be slightly naïve, yet it is sincere and unaffected. Beautiful scenery and costumes by Y. Samodurov get the audience absorbed in the wonderful world of the ancient Spanish square. Perfectly synchronized, smooth and precise movements by the corps-de-ballet add special charm to the performance making the viewer increasingly involved in the emotional pace of the show.

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Cost: Adult: $Starting at $38.00
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Dance (Performance)
Location: Royal Theatre
805 Broughton St., Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Royal and McPherson Ticket Centre
Charge by Phone 250-386-6121 or 1-888-717-6121
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