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Don Quixote – The Australian Ballet

Date: March / April 2023

Based on the iconic 1973 film! This new production of Don Quixote has been adapted for the stage from the 1973 film Don Quixote, which was produced by International Arts and The Australian Ballet.

Melbourne: 15 – 25 March 2023
Sydney: 8 – 25 April 2023

In a creative feat that will see ballet transposed from screen to stage, Don Quixote recreates Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpmann’s 1973 film in a wildly colourful, palpably textured stage spectacle. A tribute to the legacy of the legendary Russian dancer and director who was a guest of The Australian Ballet in the early 1970s, this production resembles a painting come to life, enriched by a Spanish-flavoured score by veteran 19th-century ballet composer Ludwig Minkus, and vibrant costumes and sets that immerse audiences in a sultry experience of classical ballet. read more

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Choreography Rudolf Nureyev
Music Ludwig Minkus arranged by John Lanchbery
Costume design Barry Kay
Set designs Richard Roberts, based on the original film designs by Barry Kay
Lighting design Jon Buswell
Guest Repetiteur Mark Kay