I have busy days ahead of me. Whenever I think of them, I have to tell myself to relax. And because of the busy days ahead, I’m sad I can’t watch Don Quixote by Ballet Manila. 🙁 I’m eager to watch this because we used to have a Betamax (hahaha!) tape of Don Quixote when I was young. I don’t know why we had it, but we did! I used to watch snippets of it when no one was around in our sala, and I would imitate the graceful ballerinas’ movements.
If you have time, go watch Ballet Manila’s Don Quixote! It’s one of the world’s most colorful and enduring ballet pieces, and we all know that Ballet Manila is the country’s premier classical dance company.
Trivia: The word “quixotic”, which is synonymous to “romantic” and “starry-eyed”, is from the story of Don Quixote. It’s THAT epic! So watch!
Here are more details about Ballet Manila’s Don Quixote:
- Dates: February 24 and 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. and on February 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
- Venue: Aliw Theater
- Synopsis: Set in Spain, the story tells the tale of Don Quixote, who decides to become a knight and embark on a journey to find Lady Dulcinea, a lover that he has only made up in his head. The ballet places special focus on the love story between Kitri and Basilio, a pair he encounters during his adventures. The production combines great acrobatic feats, lively music, colorful sets and costumes, and a lot of comedic elements. Especially for this run, Ballet Manila will bring in Kremlin Ballet Theater star and principal danseur, Mikhail Martynyuk, to play Basilio.
- Why you should watch it: Don Quixote is known in the ballet world as one of the most technically challenging pieces ever created, with some of the choreography raising the already high international standards when it first premiered in 1869 at the Tsar’s Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg. It is especially known for its compulsory quick and strong movements, high vertical takeoffs, one arm lifts, quick fouettes, quadruple pirouettes, and Kitri’s signature move, the Plisetskaya head-kick.
- Tickets available at all Ticketwotld outlets. Please call 8919999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph, for more information.