Don Quixote Returns to Tulsa After a 6 Year Hiatus
Ana Marie Holmes’ Don Quixote returns to Tulsa Ballet with the reappearance of familiar faces and newly-acquired costumes and sets designed by Desmond Heeley.
“The reason I love Anna-Marie’s version is that she kept all the relevant material in her production, while omitting dances and sections that are peripheral to the story. The result is a Don Quixote that retains its essence and its brilliant choreography, while being paired down to three shorter acts from the original five.”
Artistic Director of Tulsa Ballet
Based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote takes place in 16th century Spain, a classical ballet full of bravura and humor, set to Ludwig Minkus’s famous score.
Two former principal dancer of Tulsa Ballet, Arman Zazyan and Alfonso Martin, will take on the title role and his sidekick, Sancho Panza, respectively.
Zazyan, who recently retired at the end of last season, is the company’s current Rehearsal Director and will continue to take on character roles for the rest of the company’s season.
Martin is TBII’s Artistic Manager and Rehearsal Director and, since his retirement in 2013, has performed as Herr Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker and as Don Quixote back in 2017.
All performances of Don Quixote will be performed at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center with live musical accompaniment by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Tulsa Ballet’s Resident Conductor Enrique Carreon-Robledo.
Thursday, November 2 @ 7:00 pm (includes viewing of the company’s warm-up class)
Friday, November 3 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 4 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 5 @ 2:30 pm
Featured Photo for Don Quixote Returns to Tulsa of Tulsa Ballet’s Aubin Le Marchand & Jaimi Cullen. Photo by Josh New.