Marking the first production of 2018, Atlanta Ballet will present internationally renowned choreographer Yuri Possokhov’s Don Quixote for two weekends at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. From Friday, February 2, to Saturday, February 10, audiences can enjoy this “altogether enchanting piece of dance theater” (Chicago Sun-Times) that blends exquisite choreography with an often humorous, swashbuckling tale.
Based on the famous novel by Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote is a beloved classical ballet story that follows the intertwined journeys of two young lovers and a fantastical man of La Mancha as he battles imaginary dragons, saves damsels in distress, and encounters a colorful cast of characters. Set in the sun-drenched Spanish countryside, this firecracker of a production features bold choreography and a rich storyline that will captivate audiences from start to finish.
“I am so pleased to present Don Quixote to the city of Atlanta in February,” said Atlanta Ballet’s artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin. “This visually splendid production showcases the excellence of dance through its fast-paced, electrifying choreography. It is such a thrill to watch.”
Possokhov’s production is infused with flourishes of Spanish culture, featuring guitars, passioned street dancers and brave toreadors in vibrant costumes with a setting to match. Through its lavish staging and a dramatic score, Don Quixote will transport audiences to a world where romance, adventure, and dreams take center stage. The ballet is set to the music of Ludwig Minkus and performed live with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra.
Yuri Possokhov’s Don Quixote runs for six performances from Friday, February 2, through Saturday, February 10, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339. Click to purchase tickets or call 404-892-3303.