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Publishing Date : 2000

Editor : Kultur Video

Recording : Kultur Video

Duration : 100

Music : Ludwig Minkus

Arrangements : John Lanchbery - The Elizabeth Trust Melbourn Ochestra

Direction : Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpmann

Choreography : Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa

Distribution :

Basilio Rudolf Noureev
Kitri Lucette Aldous
Don Quixote Robert Helpmann
Sancho Panca Ray Powell
Gamache Colin Peasley
Lorenzo Francis Croese

With the soloists and the corps de ballet from the Australian Ballet

Nureyev restaged the ballet for the Australian Ballet Company, during the Arts Festival held in Adelaide in 1970. He revised this version and adapted it for filming. The shooting took place in a disused hangar close to Melbourne at the end of 1972. Nureyev behind, and in front of the camera with the Australian Ballet. Excellent ballet film, and outstanding record of Nureyev in a comedy role. A new masterization of the film was released in 2000.