CINÉSPECTACLE: DON QUIXOTE (Royal Ballet)

CINÉSPECTACLE: DON QUIXOTE  (Royal Ballet)
MUSIC: Ludwig Minkus
CHOREOGRAPHY: Carlos Acosta
AFTER: Marius Petipa
PRODUCTION: Carlos Acosta
DESIGNER: Tim Hatley
ARRANGEMENT AND ORCHESTRATION: Martin Yates
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Hugh Vanstone
DURATION: 2 h 45 approx

For this ballet, which spontaneously calls to extremes, choreographer Carlos Acosta unexpectedly chose a subdued, cerebral, and realistic reading to cast a renewed perspective on Marius Petipa’s exoticism, destined to please the tsars.

Don Quixote is one of Marius Petipa’s much-loved 19 th -century classics – its story is drawn from Miguel de Cervantes’s classic novel and set to Ludwig Minkus’s score. The ballet has long been acclaimed for its virtuoso dancing, beautiful and technically demanding “vision scene” and the famously bravura and breath-taking Act III pas de deux.

Carlos Acosta’s production was created for The Royal Ballet in 2013, and brings the sunshine of Spain and the exuberance of the entire Company to the stage. Acosta created new choreography for the gypsy scene in Act II, and uniquely for this production of Don Quixote added on-stage musicians. Warmth, charm and entertainment abound in this energetic and witty ballet, reflected too in the characterful backdrops of Tim Hatley’s vibrant designs.
Genre :  Ballet
Year :  2018
Length :  165 min.
Country :  United Kingdom
Release date  27 February 2019

English

Upcoming screenings 

Feb 27th 18:00
Mar  2nd 10:00
2019-02-16 03:30:06