15 Apr ‘14

Don Quixote at CTC

published on 15 April 2014


The Imperial Russian Ballet in Canberra

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia: Moscow and Perm. Actively combining forces with the Imperial Russian Ballet Company are world renowned dancers and ballet stars. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda.

Following on from their 2013 season of “A Festival of Russian Ballet” The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia to perform their full-length version of Don Quixote. Don Quixote was first performed in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1869. Since then it has been performed all over the world by Russian and international ballet companies. Don Quixote is a retired gentleman from the region of La Mancha in Central Spain. Obsessed with the chivalrous ideals touted in books he has read, he decides to take up his sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked. Accompanying him is Sancho Panza who he has persuaded to accompany him. Don Quixote gives up food and shelter for the love of a peasant woman Dulcinea del Toboso.

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