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Alexandrova © Photo : Damir Yusupov © Bolshoi Ballet
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Alexandrova © Photo : Damir Yusupov © Bolshoi Ballet
“A high voltage evening of spectacular dancing…” Los Angeles Times

Considered a signature production of the larger-than-life Bolshoi Ballet, Don Quixote immediately conjures images of technical wizardry and astonishing feats — Russian ballet at its most powerful and vivid. Based on Cervantes’s famous novel ‘Don Quixote de la Mancha,’ the enduring adaptation combines precious artistry, infectious energy, and masterful demonstrations of classical technique. The Bolshoi dazzles at every opportunity with its thrilling fireworks of non-stop athleticism and beautifully realized acting. Glittering costumes, lavish sets and a sweeping score add to the overall splendour. This is dance at its finest by one of the world’s greatest ballet companies.

Ballet pre-show chat (English only)
Wednesday May 23, 2012
7pm, Le Salon (off NAC main foyer)

Join Kathryn Jones, former instructor of art and dance history at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, for a pre-show ballet chat. Kathryn will speak to the evolution of ballet in Russia, to the ballet Don Quixote specifically, and to its place in the Russian classics.

Ottawa Race Weekend: May 26-27
National Arts Centre patrons may face significant challenges getting to, and parking nearby, the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend. Because of road closures and the predicted high volume of both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, we urge all NAC patrons to ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME to get to the NAC and/or find a parking spot, whether in the NAC parking garage or elsewhere Click here for more info.

Alexandrova © Photo : Damir Yusupov © Bolshoi Ballet
Krysanova © Photo : Damir Yusupov © Bolshoi Ballet
Krysanovac © Photo : Damir Yusupov © Bolshoi Ballet
Lantratovc © Photo : Damir Yusupov © Bolshoi Ballet