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Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes

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Don Quixote
The Ballet performance Don Quixote is based on the worldwide known novel ‘Don Quixote de la Mancha’ by Miguel de Cervantes. It was originally performed by the Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow and choreographed by Marius Petipa in the year of 1869 with the music of Ludwig Minkus. Now days there are numerous Ballets performing it all over the world. The Miami City Ballet has adopted this performance as part of their season content, giving the Spanish play a hint of Latin American taste with several Hispanic dancers. The Ballet of Miami performed this Ballet in the Fort Lauderdale Performing Art Center on Friday 21 of March, and presented the story of Don Quixote in three main acts. In the first act is represented a public square in Seville where Basilio, an impoverished barber young man, flirts with young Kitri who has been determined to marry a Gamache. Gamache is a rich old ‘toreador’ and is willing to pay Lorenzo, Kitri’s father, for marrying her. In this act Don Quixote and Sancho Panza arrive to the town and try to protect Kitri from her father and Gamache. Finally they Kitri and Basilio escape from the town with Don Quixote and Sancho, but Gamache and Lorenzo are going behind them. Following the first act comes the second where the characters arrive into a gypsy encampment, the gypsies dance for Kitri and Basilio to welcome them but when Gamache and Lorenzo arrive they confuse them and help the lovers to escape again. Later on Don Quixote fins a windmill and
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