Ballet san Jose presents Don Quixote

January 26, 2013

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Ballet san Jose presents Don Quixote

Ballet San Jose Don Quixote. Alexsandra Meijer as Kitri. Photograph Chris Hardy

Ballet San Jose Don Quixote. Alexsandra Meijer as Kitri. Photograph Chris Hardy


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



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.

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