Monday, December 3rd, 2012 the Teatro Morlacchi of Perugia will host, with a double bill (18:00 and 21:00), the prestigious Russian Ballet by Anna Ivanova, Moscow, which on the stage of the historic theater will perform in “Don Chisciotte” (“Don Quixote“).
The Russian Ballet Theatre by Anna Ivanova, known and appreciated all over the world, draws on the tradition of the school of Russian ballet in all its aspects:
- repertoire of great classics like “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Nutcracker”, “Giselle”, “Romeo and Juliet”;
- costumes created especially for the Italian tour, on the basis of artistic canons of the Great Russian Imperial Theatre;
- also the choreography and the sets follow the Soviet tradition, respecting the technical and graphical rules by M. Petipa;
- lastly, the choreographers and artists are inspired by the best Russian masters as M.T. Semenova, M.L. Jacobson, and L.I. Semenyaka.
As already mentioned, the Russian Ballet of Moscow will compete in the masterpiece of Miguel de Cervantes.
Don Quixote, an eccentric country gentleman, thinks he’s legitimate successor of the medieval knights, on which he read a lot, maybe too much. By now he only dreams his noble lady Ducinea, for which will fight his battles. His dreams are brusquely interrupted by his neighbor Sancho Panza, who is fleeing after stealing a chicken, followed by some servant girls. Don Quixote immediately appoint him his squire and with him depart for knightly adventures of war and love. The picturesque scenographies of the Russian Ballet by Anna Ivanova and the costumes inspired by the Iberian folklore, makes it even more a classic late-Romantic ballet based on the elegant cademic technique, to which are added character dances inspired by the Iberian folklore, the traditional presence of the white act white with the dream of Don Quixote and the final act dedicated to pure entertainment that contains the famous pyrotechnic pas de deux. The episode of the thwarted love between Basilio and Quiteria (Kitri), taken from Don Quixote, is the base on which it develops the choreography thus providing a picturesque and exotic backdrop dear to the public at the time and today.
Tickets available at Morlacchi Theatre Box Office, for information tel. (+39) 075 5722555 – (+39) 334 1891173.
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