Regional tour presented by
The regional tour has been funded through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program. The Regional and Remote Touring Fund is administered by the Department of Culture and the Arts in consultation with the Department of Regional Development.
West Australian Ballet is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Kalgoorlie Tour Presenting Partner
“It’s a production that packs in all the iconic moments you want in a ballet; tutus, great leaps, endless pirouettes and romantic pas de deux.” – OUTinPerth
“…humour, charisma, exceptional dancing and strong partnering..” – Dance Australia
“Infused with humour and a sense of adventure Don Quixote is an exciting and entertaining ballet that all audiences can enjoy.” – Dancetrain Magazine
After a fantastic season in Perth at His Majesty’s Theatre in May 2017, we’re thrilled to bring this sumptuous production of Don Quixote, choreographed by Australia’s ‘Grande Dame’ of ballet, Lucette Aldous, to three regions in Western Australia.
This seminal ballet will be restaged for the Company by Lucette Aldous, who, as Kitri, partnered Nureyev, Basilio, to national and international acclaim in the 1970’s.
Based on episodes from Cervante’s classic novel, Don Quixote was originally created by the greatest of all ballet masters, Marius Petipa. The plot follows delusional Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza, who set out on an adventure to find Don Quixote’s imaginary lost love Dulcinea.
The stunning sets and costumes have been created by Australian designer, Allan Lees whose work has graced stages throughout the world.
Approximate running time 2 hours 10 minutes
Choreographer: Lucette Aldous after Marius Petipa
Sets & Costumes: Allan Lees OAM
Lighting designer: Jon Buswell
Choreography of Fandango Act 2: Deanna Blacher OAM
Re-staging: Sandy Delasalle-Scannella, Craig Lord-Sole, Cédric Ygnace
Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Arranger: John Lanchbery
Music: Accompaniment recorded by West Australian Symphony Orchestra under Conductor Judith Yan.