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2004 Cast: Don Quixote: Act 1-3
16th Minnesota Dance Festival
Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, Minnesota

Restaged by: Cheryl Rist

Original Choreography:
Marius Petitpa
Composer: Ludwig (Leon) Minkus
Moscow, Russian 1869

Ballet Minnesota Productions

First Production
Acts 1-3
16th Minnesota Dance Festival
April 28 - May 1, 2004
Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN
Restaged by: Cheryl Rist
Gypsy choreography: Andrew Rist
Costumes: Cheryl Rist
Lighting: Tom Campbell
Sets: Jim Arnold, Cynthia Betz, Lisa Gray
Kitri: Oksana Konobeyeva
Basilio: Dmitri Tuboltsev
Don Quixote: Jim Lieberthal
Sancho Panza: Brad Jacula
Queen of Dryads: Caitlin Mussman
Amour: Sarah Bulger
Lorenzo: Antone Gregory
Toreado: Kirill Bak
Mercedez: Colette Illarde
Flower Girls: Erin Warn, Taylor Dreyling

Next Production:
Acts 1-3
May 6-7, 2011   (23rd MDF)
Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN
Restaged by: Cheryl Rist

DQ Photos MDF16 2004


April 28 - May 1, 2004


 Oksana Konobeyeva
  Dmitri Tuboltsev

Don Quixote:   Jim Lieberthal
Sancho Panza:  Brad Jacula
Lorenzo:  Antone Gregory
David Heath
Espada:  Kirill Bak
Mercedez: Colette Illarde
Flower Girls:  Erin Warn, Taylor

Dryad Queen:  Caitlin Musmann
Amour:  Sarah Bulgerg

Dryads:  Erin Warn, Taylor Dreyling, Vanessa Burns, Carolyn Quisenberry,Daniella Vaughn, Elena Ahmann,Tayden Kuhn, Rebecca Pelletier, Michelle Ho, Emily Bariel, Jordan Van Matre, Caitlin Lam. Marisha Johnson, Charlotte Kroening, Maria de sam Lazaro, Karmyn Grant, Claire Buethe, Tori Kampmeyer, Sierra Benson, Emma Colon

Gypsies:  Tayden Kuhn, Rebecca Pelletier, Michelle Ho, Elena Ahmann ,Emily Bairel, Jordan van Matre, Caitlin Lam, Sarah Mickens, Andre Scheglowski, Allen Gregory, Jordain Chinander

Act 1

            A market square in Barcelona.
Kitri, Lorenzo’s daughter is in love with Basilio.  Much to her chagrin, she learns that her father plans to marry her to Gamache, a floppish nobleman. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza enter the village causing a great comotion. Noticing Kitri, Don Quixote wonders if he has at last found his Dulcenia.  At the height of the merryment Kitri and Basilio aided by all of their friends, including Espada and Mercedes, sneak off to elope aided by Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.  Gamache and Lorenzo attempt to pursue the young couple before they marry.

Act 2

             Don Quixote and Sancho Panza discover the fleeing couple in a Gypsy Camp.  Don Quixote believes that the windmill is a monster attacking his Dulcinea (Kitri).  After attacking, he fall unconscious and dreams of Dulcinea.  Don Quixote han an enchanted dream of beautiful Dryad * maidens in which the image symbolizes his Dulcenia (his ideal woman). During the dream he realized that Kitri is not his ideal, but belongs to Basilio.  At sunrise Lorenzo and Gamache meet up with Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Sympathetic to the plight of the young lovers, Don Quixote attempts to lead them astray.

The Tavern

           Finally, discovered, Kitri is forced by Lorenzo to accept the attention of Gamcehe.  The distraught Basilio pretends to commit suicide?  Upon learning of the farce, Kitri employs Don quixote to persuade Lorenzo to wed her to the corpse.  Instantly Basilio comes to life!

Act 3

           The wedding.  The village celebrates the marriage. Don Quixote celebrates the couple, bids a warm farewell and resumes his everlasting adventures

Ludwig Minkus

Ludwig Minkus aka Léon Fyodorovich Minkus (March 23, 1826 — December 7, 1917), was a composer of ballet music and a violin virtuoso. Born Aloisius Ludwig Minkus in Velké Meziříčí (German: Grossmeseritsch), near Brno, Moravia, Austrian Empire, {today the Czech Republic}.

He is most noted for the ballets he composed while serving as the First ballet composer to the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres, a post which he occupied from 1871 until its abolition in 1886. He continued composing music regularly for the Imperial Theatres until 1891, when he retired to Vienna.