18 Feb 2023, Sat, 1pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
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Dance Appreciation Series: Introduction to Don Quixote is an hour-long special created for young audiences. Join us and learn more about Don Quixote through excerpts from the original full-length classical ballet!
Set in Spain, Don Quixote tells a story of love, betrayal, and eternal devotion written by Miguel de Cervantes.
Kitri has fallen in love with Basilio, a poor young barber. However, Kitri’s father has every intention on marrying her off to the wealthy fop, Gamache. In Kitri and Basilio’s attempt to run away, they meet Don Quixote, an old knight, and his faithful companion, Sancho Panza.
This dazzling, humorous and virtuosic ballet sets out on a series of chivalrous acts, whimsical twists, and proof that love conquers all. Don Quixote is a glittering showstopper, with sparkling technique and an incredible cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, and dryads.
There will also be a meet-and-greet photo session with the cast after the performance, so come dressed in your favourite costumes!
Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places.
Singapore Ballet (formerly known as Singapore Dance Theatre) was founded in 1988 by Goh Soo Khim and Anthony Then and has since grown into a premier dance company comprising 36 professional dancers and apprentices. The company produces six seasons annually, highlights of which include the widely popular outdoor dance event Ballet Under the Stars at Fort Canning Park, a selection of two full-length classics, Masterpiece in Motion which brings together three works by international choreographers, as well as Passages, a contemporary dance showcase.
The company’s repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary ballet, with pieces created by renowned choreographers including Choo-San Goh, George Balanchine, Kinsun Chan, Val Caniparoli, Ma Cong, Edmund Stripe, Natalie Weir, Edwaard Liang, Nils Christe, Toru Shimazaki, Christina Chan, Timothy Harbour, François Klaus, Tim Rushton, Pam Tanowitz and Loughlan Prior.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Janek Schergen, the company has made new strides in the international and Singapore dance arena, adding 38 world premieres, 20 company premieres and new productions to the repertoire.
18 Feb 2023, Sat
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