Don Quixote Pas de Deux, Act lll

  • Choreographer: after Marius Petipa. Staging: Susan Jaffe (2021).
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Costumes: Janet Groom Campbell
  • PBT Performance Date: May 21, 23, 2021. Open Air performances using PBT mobile stage at Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA.; February 19-21, 1982

Program Notes

A wedding dance for Kitri and Basilio, this pas de deux is the thrilling, virtuosic finale of the full-length ballet. The choreography includes a lively and colorful competition: the dancers try to out-do each other with exciting jumps, turns and balances. It’s full of personality and fun, with a wonderful stylistic flair in the port de bras (carriage of the arms) and in the exuberant costumes.