The National Ballet of Cuba will dance among windmills and giants with Don Quixote…

The National Ballet of Cuba will dance among windmills and giants with Don Quixote…
The National Ballet of Cuba will dance among windmills and giants with Don Quixote…

“In a place in La Mancha whose name I don’t want to remember…” The man traveled to this place that Cervantes wrote about and where his picturesque Don Quixote would live hundreds of adventures. Main Theater from this Thursday, May 30 and until June 2. He will do it through the precision and delicacy of the National Ballet of Cuba, one of the most prestigious companies in the world, of vital relevance in contemporary Latin American culture. The National Ballet is directed by prima ballerina Viengsay Valdés who will perform as principal dancer on Thursday at 8:00 p.m.

The ballet is divided into three acts and lasts 105 minutes with a break. It was on December 26, 1869 in Moscow, specifically at the Bolshoi Theater, when the Don Quixote ballet premiered for the first time, although the Cuban version would arrive a few years later in 1988 at the Gran Teatro de La Habana. With a very careful dance, the key to the Don Quixote ballet are those marked references to the work of Cervantes, with folkloric references and allusions to one of the greatest works of universal literature.

It all begins in that Spain invaded by the French at the beginning of the 19th century in which the people gather in front of the statues of Don Quixote and Sancho. to ask them for help. This is how the prologue of a play begins to give way to the first of the acts whose key moment is the appearance of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

Fighting against windmills that he believes are giants comes the second act in which a state of hallucination makes Don Quixote see his beloved Dulcinea in one of the most famous love stories in literature. The ballet ends with the journey of Don Quixote and his faithful squire in search of truth and justice.

The cast is made up of top-level and renowned dancers and will offer a show full of beauty and history. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office. Teatro Principal for a price between 5 and 30 euros depending on the area.

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