“Don Quixote” – Bolshoi Ballet
Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.
Long considered one of the world’s great cultural treasures, Russia’s grand Bolshoi Ballet has captivated dance lovers for more than 200 years. Embodying a schooling and performing tradition of unrivalled richness, the company’s superb ensemble skills and the spectacular realism of its scenery and costumes contribute to an illustrious history linked to generations of legendary names. Loosely based on Cervantes’ classic tale, the Bolshoi’s knockout “Don Quixote” is bursting with energy — an electric display of beautiful dancers, glorious costumes and ornate set designs.
Note: Bolshoi Ballet will also perform “Don Quixote” at 7:30 p.m. June 11, 2009, and “Swan Lake” on June 13 and June 14, listed below under “Special Events.”
Thursday, June 11, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.
Loosely based on Cervantes’ classic tale, the Bolshoi’s knockout “Don Quixote” is bursting with energy — an electric display of beautiful dancers, glorious costumes and ornate set designs.
Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 2 p.m.
The majestic “Swan Lake,” originally created for the Bolshoi in 1877, features the company’s incomparable prima ballerinas expressing like no other the ecstasy, tenderness, hope and despair that make this the most beloved of all ballets.
Bolshoi in NC, Chapel Hill, June 2009
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