Traditionally, the story of “Don Quixote” conjures up images of an addled, would-be knight and his roly-poly counterpart, Sancho Panza, who pursue adventure in the name of chivalry, only to be thwarted. But in the ballet Don Quixote, the mismatched adventurers play supporting roles. Instead, it’s the love story of Kitri, an innkeeper’s daughter, and Basilio, the town barber, that takes center stage.
Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov’s staging of Don Quixote at the SF Ballet returns in its entire splendor, now with spectacular all-new scenery and costumes by Tony Award-winning designer, Martin Pakledinaz.
Miguel de Cervantes’ romantic and witty story, placed in the colorful streets of Spain, comes to life with a lively cast of characters, along with the bravado and excitement of some of classical ballet’s most technically demanding dances.