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The Royal Ballet: Don Quixote (live) 2019

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artisticinterpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encountersof the man from La Mancha and his faithfu lsquire Sancho Panza.

At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classicfor his first production for The Royal Ballet .His vibrant staging brings together thewhole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasyflowers. The story follows Don Quixote’spicaresque journey to do deeds in honourof his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea.

Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

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