Date:02/15 Friday - 02/17 Sunday Fri: 8pm Sat: 1:30pm, 8pm Sun: 1:30pm
Ballet San Jose's Program One is the company premiere of "Don Quixote." Based on an episode from Miguel de Cervantes' famous novel, "Don Quixote de la Mancha," the story follows its title hero, a middle-aged country gentleman absorbed with tales of chivalry, who sets out to defend virtue and punish those who violate the code of honor. With his servant Sancho Panza as his armor-bearer, he travels to Barcelona, only to mistake Kitri, an innkeeper's daughter who is in love with a barber, for his dream-lover Dulcinea. A dance-packed feast of comedy, drama, romance, intrigue, betrayal, and fantasy, Minkus' rousing score endows each scene with rich atmosphere.