Selections From Ballet Minnesota Repertoire:   Beethoven 6th    Coppelia    Beethoven 9th    Rite of Spring    River Songs    Rhapsody In Blue     Sleeping Beauty      La Bayadere     Swan Lake    Giselle  
Don Q  Act 2  Dream
Don Quixote Act 2 Tavern
Don Quixote Act 3 Wedding
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D O N   Q U I X O T E ...... Act 1: Street Scene

Original Choreography: Marius Petitpa

Composer: Leon Minkus
Moscow, Russian 1869


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

Acts 1-3

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

DonQ Act 1

2011 Photo Gallery & Cast

Don Quixote .... Act 1

May 6-7, 2011
23rd Minnesota Dance Festival
Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, Minnesota

Restaged by: Cheryl Rist

Don Q   Act 1

CAST - May 6-7, 2011

Kitri:  Oksana Konobeyeva

Basilio:  Matthew Prescott

Don Quixote:   Jim Lieberthal
Sancho Panza:  Aaron Davies

Gamache:  Christopher Micheala
Lorenzo:  Antone Gregory
Espada: Nicholas Lincoln
Mercedez: Laura Horn
Flower Girls: Jennifer Bennett, Anna Betz
Emma DeVera

Toreadors:Riley Thomas Weber, Ben Olsen, Nik Nelson, Aaron Davies.

Anna Betz, Hannah Wagner, Sophia Mitchell, Celesta Branard, Harper Skulley

Street Dance: Anna Betz, Harper Skulley, Hannah Wagner, Sophia Mitchell, Celesta Brainard, Solona Reyes, Olivia Verdick, Anna Reimann, Christina Gustafson, Olivia Rose Awsumb, Sophia Pellegrom, Lily Gray, Zoe Peterson, Rachel Busse, Maggie Sullivan

Dryad Queen:  Jennifer Bennett

Amour:  Julia Heggerness

Dryads:  Jennifer Bennett, Erin Warn, Anna Betz, Margaret Underwood, Hannah Wagner, Sophia Mitchell, Harper Skulley, Celesta Brainard, Berea Ames, Olivia Verdick, Anna Reimann, Sophia Pellegrom, Solona Reyes, Olivia Rose Awsumb, Lily Gray, Christina Gustafson, Janelle Amacher, Mary Shrake, Molly Roche

Gypsies:  Anna Betz, Hannah Wagner, Harper Skulley, Celesta Brainard, Sophia Mitchell, Riley Webber, Nik Nelson, Ben Olsen, Aaron Davies.

    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: Scene 1&2: Gypsy & DREAM

     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

Act 2: Scene 3: 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
PP3 DQ Act1

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.

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