APRIL, MAY, JUNE 2021
Venues and dates to be announced
14th March 2021
THE DANCE UNDER MIGUEL DE CERVANTES PLUMB
The Ballet de Catalunya goes into Spain in La Mancha, Aragon and in the Catalan capital, Barcelona. All of them are scenarios of one of the most charismatic works of Spanish literature, converted into one of the classics of the repertoire and in which the ballet is impregnated with a great folklore wealth, where the festival of the taverns and their families abound great hidden passions
Under the artistic direction of Elias Garcia, Don Quixote of the Ballet de Catalunya is adapted in a format with its own personality. Garcia have wanted to condense history with dance as the main axis and engine of the whole plot that, in itself, is already easily intelligible, but at the same time making use of new and original resources that allow to situate the 'spectator at all times.
The Work is presented in 2 Acts, instead of the 4 that originally form it. The adaptation made by the artistic directors wants to cover a wide range of audiences and that they do not necessarily have read the work of Cervantes nor know the choreography of Petipa in which the Ballet of Don Quixote remains even to ours days from his first appearance in 1869 at the Imperial Theater of Bolshoi. The Ballet de Catalunya shows a version that, unlike the original production based on the libretto by Marius Petipa, is developed in a particular environment while also counting on the presence of carefully selected texts that offer a faithful reading of this wonderful story using a voice of luxury, such as that of Joel Minguet, an actor who has given a personal reading and at the height of the circumstances.