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Don Quixote

Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Choreographers: Alexander Gorsky after Marius Petipa
Staging and additional Choreography: Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov

With sparkling wit, exuberant characters, and show-stopping dancing, Don Quixote is the stylish rom-com of classical ballet—and an audience favorite. Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov’s Don Quixote, with set and costumes designed by Tony Award winner Martin Pakledinaz, features a lively cast of characters from Miguel de Cervantes’ novel—and some of ballet’s most technically demanding dances.

2 hours and 35 minutes with two intermissions

Learn More About Don Quixote

Get to know the Story of Don Quixote before the show!

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Scenic and Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
Associate Scenic Designer: Arnulfo Maldonado
Associate Costume Designer: Heather Lockard
Author of Don Quixote: Miguel de Cervantes

The 2012 production of Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov's Don Quixote was made possible by New Productions Fund Lead Sponsors Mrs. Jeannik Méquet Littlefield, and Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis; Major Sponsors Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation, and Larry and Joyce Stupski; and Sponsors Richard C. Barker, Christine H. Russell Fund of the Columbia Foundation, Suzy Kellems Dominik, Stephanie Barlage Ejabat, Gaia Fund, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Cecilia and Jim Herbert, and Diane B. Wilsey.