18 - DON QUIXOTE

Don Quixote, our legacy of the golden age of classical ballet, is a poignant example of how Spain is portrayed in ballets with its whirlwind ensemble dancing, castanets, fans, polka dot skirts, roses and decorative combs in women’s hairdos. Despite its name, the ballet is not an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ novel. Only one episode of the ingenious hidalgo’s many adventures serves as the basis for the story and the dancing scenes.

Producer
TELMONDIS
Co-production
Telmondis, Mariinsky Theatre, France Télévisions, Mezzo, Medici TV
Country
France
Directed by
Isabelle Julien
Duration
115 minutes
Year of production
2021