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The Knight of the Sad Face and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, are mixed up in the wild love affairs of the stunning Kitri and the seductive Basilio in a richly colourful, humorous and virtuoso ballet. Marius Petipa’s Don Quixote premiered in Moscow in 1869 with music by Ludwig Minkus and met with resounding success from the start. The novelty lay within its break from the supernatural universe of romantic ballet. Written as if it were a play for the theatre, the work had realistic heroes and a solidly structured plot and scenes. The libretto and the choreography were handed down without interruption in Russia, but Petipa’s version remained unknown in the west for a long time. In 1981, Rudolf Nureyev introduced his own version of the work into the Paris Opera’s repertoire. While retaining the great classical pages and the strong, fiery dances, the choreographer gave greater emphasis to the comic dimension contriving a particularly lively and light-hearted production.
THE BOLSHOI Ballet’s production of Le Corsaire will be broadcast live via satellite to The Eye Cinema this Sunday at 3pm.
THE BOLSHOI Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty will be transmitted live in HD by satellite from Moscow to Galway.
The brand new Royal Castlebar Theatre is sure to have pirouettes, plies and piqués aplenty, when Ballet Ireland showcase their wonderful production of the world renowned Swan Lake on Tuesday December 9.
SWAN LAKE, one of the most famous, and best loved, of all ballets, will be performed by Ballet Ireland in the Royal Castlebar Theatre on Tuesday December 9.