A flamboyant and festive ballet…
Following on from their 2013 season of “A Festival of Russian Ballet” The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia to perform their full-length version of Don Quixote.
Don Quixote is a retired gentleman from the region of La Mancha in Central Spain. Obsessed with the chivalrous ideals touted in books he has read, he decides to take up his sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked.
Don Quixote travels the roads of Spain with his befuddled labourer named Sancho Panza in search of glory and grand adventure. He gives up food, shelter and comfort all in the name of a peasant woman, Dulcinea del Toboso, whom he envisions as a princess.