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Moscow Ballet at Teatro Guimera 

The Moscow Ballet presents one of the emblematic works of the history of theatrical dance: “Don Quixote” in Santa Cruz on September 2nd.

Directed by Timur Fayziev, a choreographer trained in the Marynsky, where he was the first dancer, the Moscow Ballet was created in 1989, and is composed of some of the most outstanding dancers and choreographers of Russian ballets such as the Bolshoi or Stanislavsky. 

The company presents on this occasion “Don Quixote”, ballet in three acts based on chapter XIX of the second book of “The ingenious hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes. The music was composed by Ludwig Minkus. The world premiere of the ballet was made on December 26, 1869 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow at the request of the Imperial Theatres of Russia. Petipa himself would review this work on several occasions and from the different versions made by the Marseillais choreographer, the Russian Alexander Gorsky who reconstructed the work in 1900 obtaining a great success.

The plot focuses mainly on the lovers Kitri and the barber Basil extracted from the second volume of the novel of Cervantes, and on the adventures of the mythical personages of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza around the young pair.

Hours: 6pm. and 9.30pm at the Teatro Guimerá.