Don Quixote (Ballet)
The Australian Ballet 1993
State Theatre Melbourne
Souvenir Brochure Australian Ballet 1993 Season
Don Quixote is a ballet originally staged in four acts and eight scenes, based on an episode taken from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. It was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus and was first presented by the Ballet of the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, Russia on 26 December [O.S. 14 December] 1869. Petipa and Minkus revised the ballet into a far more expanded and elaborated edition in five acts and eleven scenes for the Imperial Ballet, first presented on 21 November [O.S. 9 November] 1873 at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre of St. Petersburg. All modern productions of the Petipa/Minkus ballet are derived from the version staged by Alexander Gorsky for the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow in 1900, a production the Ballet Master staged for the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg in 1902.
The Australian Ballet is the largest classical ballet company in Australia. It was founded by J. C. Williamson Theatres Ltd. and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust in 1962, with the English-born dancer, teacher, repetiteur and director Dame Peggy van Praagh as founding artistic director. Today, it is recognised as one of the world's major international ballet companies.
Guest Artists - Ray Powell, Paul De Masson, Irek Mukhamedov
Company: David Ashmole, Miranda Coney, Steven Heathcote, Gregg Horsman, Adam Marchant, David McAllister, Lisa Pavane, Colin Peasley, Fiona Tonkin, Vicki Attard, Lisa Bolte, Robert Marshall, Sian Stokes, Jayne Beddoe, Robyn Corby, Michele Goullet, Justine Miles, Stephen Morgante, Linda Ridgway, Roy Wilson, Steven Woodgate, Rebecca Yates, Stephen Barns, Susan Elston, Campbell McKenzie, Andrew Murphy, Justine Summers
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