The Dutch National BalletStreaming Video - 2010
Don Quichot is a dazzling display of high spirits, virtuosity and Spanish temperament. The flamboyant leaps, dizzying pirouettes and crisp pointe work that are standard features of the production give the performers every opportunity to show off their technical prowess. But at the same time, the comic story based on Cervantes' masterpiece makes strong demands on the dancers' acting abilities. The leading Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky drew inspiration for his production from the libretto of the first version of Don Quichot by Marius Petipa, created in 1869. The former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet and Artist in Residence of the American Ballet Theatre has also added his own elements and choreography to the ballet. The modern designs by the renowned French designer Jérôme Kaplan, refer to the times of Cervantes.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Tendu TV, Inc., 
Copyright Date: ©2010
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (2 hr. 8 min., 10 sec.)) : sound, color
Language Note: Closed-captioned
Alternative Title: Dutch National Ballet