An excellent production by the former director of the Moscow Bolshoi Ballet
Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky was educated at Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet school, and has danced with the National Ballet of Ukraine, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Denmark. As a choreographer, he has worked with just about every major ballet company on the planet, including the Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater and Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris.
Ratmansky’s Don Quixote is based on the 1869 Marius Petipa libretto, as well as the Alexander Gorski edit made some three decades later. The choreographer has also added his own ideas, and his final interpretation returns the spotlight to the title character and his sidekick Sancho, while still giving the rest of the story’s relationships and themes enough rough to mature. Not to be missed.
For tickets and more information, head to the Dutch National Opera and Ballet website.