Ballet San Jose presents DON QUIXOTE, February 15-17, 2013
WHO: Ballet San Jose presents
WHAT: Don Quixote
WHEN: February 15-17, 2013
WHERE: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard (corner of Park Avenue) in downtown San Jose.
WHY: This is a Ballet San Jose company premiere. Comedy, adventure and romance. A wonderful ballet for all ages.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES:
Friday, February 15 at 8pm
* Saturday, February 16 at 1:30pm (Special Reduced-Price Family Matinee) Saturday, February 16 at 8pm Sunday, February 17 at 1:30pm
Single tickets: $30 – $105
* Special Reduced-Price Saturday Family Matinee: $21 – $75
408.288.2800 (M-F; 9am-5pm)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Performed by Symphony Silicon Valley under the baton of BSJ Music Director George Daugherty
Choreography: After Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky Staged by: Wes Chapman
Based on an episode from Miguel de Cervantes’ famous novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha, the story follows its title hero, a middle-aged country gentleman absorbed with tales of chivalry, who sets out to defend virtue and punish those who violate the code of honor. With his servant Sancho Panza as his armor-bearer, he travels to Barcelona, only to mistake Kitri, an innkeeper’s daughter who is in love with a barber, for his dream-lover Dulcinea. A dance-packed feast of comedy, drama, romance, intrigue, betrayal and fantasy, Minkus’ rousing score endows each scene with rich atmosphere.