Watching Alexei Ratmansky's Don Quixote, performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet was a magical experience, a special treat that my daughter and I were able to enjoy together on Saturday. It really was a spectacular performance in every sense. The sets and costumes were over the top elaborate. I really must get myself a twirly skirt and a fan to dramatically fling about. I think those would suit me quite fine. ; ) Kaori Nakamura and Lucien Postlewaite beautifully performed the roles of Kitri and Basilio. My daughter and I just kept looking at each other throughout the performance, slack jawed in amazement. And the music was so wonderful that it was hard to stay in my seat- the clapping, the stomping feet, the castanets...it's all quite contagious. . I wanted to get up and dance too. Fortunately, I did no such thing. Yes, that would have mortified my 12 year old daughter. But I am hoping to get a soundtrack of the music, to listen to in the privacy of my own home. Then, I'll make no promises about not dancing.
Here's a little video preview if you're interested.