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Arts Calendar / March 10 / Ballet
19:00 Don Quixote
Ludwig Minkus' ballet in three acts. 180 min. (with two intervals). Libretto by Marius Petipa based on the novel of the same name by Miguel de Cervantes about the adventures of a country gentleman who read too many chivalric romances. Music by Ludwig Minkus. Choreography by Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky. New choreographic version - Alexei Fadeyechev. Music Director: Pavel Sorokin. Designer: Valery Leventhal. Costume Designer: Elena Zaitseva. Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus is a masterpiece of classical ballet, created at the Bolshoy in the XIX century by the great choreographer Marius Petipa. Itís a classic example of the Moscow style, with its virtuosity, technical bravura, characteristic movement and prominent parts. Don Quixote and his servant Sancho Panza set out to have a chivalrous adventure. They meet Kitri and Basilio, a young couple who cannot marry because Kitri's father is determined to marry her off to the wealthy Gamache. Don Quixote decides to intervene. With Don Quixote's help, Kitri and Basilio convince her father to let them marry. Don Quixote also persuades Gamache that he would prefer to marry the barmaid anyway. Kitri and Basilio celebrate, and everyone cheers Don Quixote on his way.
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