Birmingham Royal Ballet Don QuixotePlay Trailer
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director, Carlos Acosta, promises entertainment for all ages when he brings an explosion of Spanish sunshine, spectacular dance and vivacious comedy to the Sadler’s Wells stage.
In a new production created especially for Birmingham Royal Ballet, Don Quixote introduces us to Cervantes’ famous knight himself, lovers Kitri and Basilio, and a host of supporting characters. As the Don sets out on a quest to track down his true love, with his loyal friend and servant Sancho Panza at his side, he finds himself embroiled in an unlikely adventure of love and dreams.
Join us for the first UK performances of Acosta’s sparkling new 21st-century production of this 19th-century masterpiece. Featuring live music played by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
Image description: A dancer wearing ballet shoes and a red ruffled lace dress leaps into a split, one leg pointed forward, the other high behind her head and pointing to the sky. Her arms stretch above her head, extending the diagonal. On the sunset red background, a giant yellow fan with delicate cut out patterns seems to sink like the sun behind the horizon of low hills.
An absolute joy★★★★ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
A classical rom-com with heaps of flamboyant choreography
★★★★ THE TIMES
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Find out more about Don Quixote and Into The Music in this one-off interview with Carlos Acosta and Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers hosted by Sir Alistair Spalding.