Companhia Nacional de Bailado

Dom Quixote

Companhia Nacional de Bailado

© Bruno Simão

July

11 Thu & 12 Fri 21.00h & 13 Sat 19.00h

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

Dance
7.50€ • ≈2.15h (with intermission) • >6  
It is based on episodes from “El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha” [The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha], by Miguel de Cervantes, alternating between realistic, popular nature and a world of fantasy and dream. In 1900, Alexander Gorsky presented his own version with choreographic and musical changes, based on which Eric Volodine created the performance he premiered with the National Ballet of Portugal in 1990, and that is now back on stage.  


The National Ballet of Portugal was established at the initiative of the Portuguese Government in 1977. Over the course of four decades, it has presented international seminal pieces, both the inevitable classics and choreographies by Balanchine, De Keersmaeker, Forsythe, Jooss, Kylián, Limón, Van Manen or Spöerli. Concurrently it has commissioned a series of pieces generating an identity of its own, with a strong emphasis on Portuguese authors such as Armando Jorge, Fernando Duarte, Olga Roriz, Rui Lopes Graça or Vasco Wellenkamp.
“Don Quixote” is one of the great legacies of choreographer Marius Petipa, premiering in 1869, in Russia. 

July

11 Thu & 12 Fri 21.00h & 13 Sat 19.00h

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

Dance
7.50€ • ≈2.15h (with intermission) • >6  
Choreography
Eric Volodine
Based on
Alexander Gorski
Music
Ludwig Minkus
Scenario inspired by
Marius Petitpa Miguel de Cervantes
Set design and costumes
Alexandre Vassiliev
Lighting design
Richard Caswell
Performed by
Bailarinos da CNB