Ballet san Jose presents Don Quixote
AT A GLANCE
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.
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
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 (Children’s events begin one-hour before curtain with arts and crafts, dance lessons, storytelling, and more. Saturday matinee, only.)
408.288.2800 (M-F; 9am-5pm)
online at Ballet San Jose’s website
A dance-packed feast of Comedy, Love and Adventure in old Spain.
Based on an episode from Miguel de Cervantes’ famous novel, Don Quixote del 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 to punish those who violate the code of honor. With his servant Sancho Panza as his armor-bearer, he travels to Barcelona, only to mistake an inn-keeper’s daughter for his dream-lover…Dulcinea. The rousing score by Ludwig Minkus endows each scene with rich atmosphere. Don Quixote is the perfect ballet for all ages!
Special Family Matinee Saturday, Feb 17 at 1:30 includes free special fun events for children beginning at 12:30 at the theater.