Arts & Entertainment

Don Quixote

Rebeka Petty. Photo: Michael Lean

The remarkable ballet, Don Quixote is coming to Sydney to astound audiences with its feisty and delightful story, inspired by the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha. 

This four-act performance will deliver “passionate, fiery and exciting ballet” which will be sure to entertain the audiences. 

Ballet dancer of 25 years, Rebekah Petty said, “I would love the audience to enjoy following the story we tell. There are so many wonderful sub-stories within the ballet, but the love story between Kitri and Basilio is a vibrant, spirited story.”

As a professional dancer for nine years, Petty has had an array of experience performing as Odette/Odile from Swan Lake, The Evil Queen from Snow White and Medora from Australia’s premiere of Le Corsaire, to name a few. 

“[In Don Quixote] I play the principal female, Kitri,” she began. “My character is very fiery, spirited and flirtatious. I have to say, her personality is similar to my own, so I have truly enjoyed expressing myself through Kitri! Most times we are on stage, we play a character unlike our own. I believe this is why Don Quixote is one of my absolute favourite ballets because I identify with her so much!”

Choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music by Ludwig Minkus, the score will take audiences on an emotional rollercoaster from wonderful, powerful sections to slower more romantic tones. 

“I absolutely love this ballet and hope our audiences will too. It’s vibrant, it’s passionate, it’s full of Spanish flavour and enjoyed by all ages. I can’t wait to bring Victorian State Ballet’s Don Quixote to the Concourse very soon!” Petty concluded. 

Mar 2-3. The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood. $52-$42+b.f. Tickets & Info:

By Jade Morellini

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