Don Quixote (Ballet)
The Australian Ballet 1994
Lyric Theatre Brisbane
Souvenir Brochure Apart of Australian Ballet 1993 - 4 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 - Paul De Masson, Mark Kay, Chris Goldsworthy, Vicki Attard
Company: Li Cunxin, Colin Peasley, Justine Summers, Michele Goullet, Lynette Wills, Stephen Welch, Stephen Morgante, Helene Shields, Simone Goldsmith, Delia Harrington, Adrian Burnett, Nicole Rhodes
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