Ballet in 3 acts
The world-famous dancer Johan Kobborg, who has already gained a reputation as a talented choreographer on the biggest stages of the world, released the premiere of his version of Don Quixote to the music of Ludwig Minkus at the Ballet Theater named after Leonid Jacobson for the 200th anniversary of Marius Petipa.
This performance was the first ballet performance in a series of anniversary events dedicated to the Year of Marius Petipa in Russia. Spectators of the premiere appreciated this dynamic and vivid performance, permeated with the hot Spanish sun, under which serious passions boil.
The rapidly developing plot and fiery character of the characters is talentedly supported by expressive choreography and luxurious design of the performance created by the genius of world set design Jerome Kaplan.
The freshness of the approaches to the classics was also demonstrated by the director of the play, Johan Kobborg, in love with Russian ballet and well-known as a choreographer and brilliant performer to the audience of the Bolshoi Theater and the Mariinsky Theater. The reputation of the famous male dancer after this premiere will surely add to the glory of a subtle interpreter of the cult creation of the “Russian Frenchman” Marius Petipa. Johan Kobborg first staged ballet in St. Petersburg in collaboration with the Leonid Yakobson Ballet Theater.
Ludwig Minkus Music
Libretto and staging by Johan Kobborg based on the play by Marius Petipa
Premiere: December 14, 2017
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (with two intervals)