Ballet in 3 acts
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Libretto and production by Johan Cobborg
based on the performance of Marius Petipa
Set design and costumes of Jerome Kaplan
Lighting Designer Vincent Millet
The world-famous dancer Johan Cobborg, who has already earned a reputation as a talented choreographer on the largest stages of the world, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Marius Petipa, has released at the Leonid Jacobson Ballet Theater the premiere of his version of the ballet Don Quixote to the music of Ludwig Minkus.
This performance was the first ballet production in a series of anniversary events dedicated to the Year of Marius Petipa in Russia. The audience of the premiere appreciated this dynamic and vivid performance, permeated by the hot Spanish sun, under which serious passions boil. The rapidly developing plot and fire character of the characters is talentedly supported by expressive choreography and luxurious design of the performance created by the genius of world scenography Jerome Kaplan. The freshness of the approaches to the classics was also demonstrated by the director of the play, Johan Cobborg, who is in love with Russian ballet and is well known as a choreographer and a brilliant performer for the audience of the Bolshoi Theater and the Mariinsky Theater. After this premiere, the reputation of a famous interpreter of the cult work of the “Russian Frenchman” Marius Ivanovich Petipa will certainly add to the reputation of the famous master of male dance. Johan Cobborg first staged ballet in St. Petersburg in collaboration with the Leonid Jacobson Ballet Theater.
* Each viewer, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
The premiere took place on December 14, 2017