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Bolshoi in Don Quixote’s shoes

The island’s cultural agenda always flourishes at this time of year with concerts and theatrical shows. One not to be missed is the legendary tale of Don Quixote, which comes to the Cypriot screen on Sunday courtesy of the Bolshoi Ballet.

The Spanish novel by Cervantes is seen as a founding work of modern Western literature and the earliest canonical novel. Bolshoi’s production brings this classic novel to life through the exuberating music of Léon Minkus and Alexei Fadeyechev’s vibrant choreography.

Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful servant Sancho Panza set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. Cervantes’ hero comes to life in the Bolshoi’s critically acclaimed staging. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies and dryads in virtuosic dancing that is quintessential Bolshoi.

The production is a ballet that highlights the virtuosity and sparkling technique of the Bolshoi principals with colourful sets and costumes and an impressive number of dancers on stage, honouring Cervantes’ timeless piece.

Don Quixote – Bolshoi Ballet
Broadcast of Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of the famous Don Quixote play. December 16. K-Cineplex Paphos Mall. 7.30pm. €10 / €8. Tel: 77778383