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International ballet sensation, the National Ballet of Cuba, will bring their exuberant and highly individual style of classical ballet to Australia for an exclusive Brisbane season 24 September to 3 October.
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Ballet Nacional de Cuba - Don Quixote

Venue Lyric Theatre, QPAC
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Dates From 24 Sep to 3 Oct 2010

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International ballet sensation, the National Ballet of Cuba, will bring their exuberant and highly individual style of classical ballet to Australia for an exclusive Brisbane season 24 September to 3 October.  The Company will present their acclaimed production of Don Quixote.

Choreographed by company founder Alicia Alonso and based on the original by Marius Petipa, this Cuban version of Don Quixote has been acclaimed by critics and audiences world wide. Of special note in this production is the serious and dignified treatment of the title character. In other versions of this three-act classic the character has been minimised, without demonstrating his true relevance as a title role.

Over the past decade the National Ballet of Cuba has emerged as one of the world's great dance companies. Their international touring schedule has included triumphant appearances in Washington, Paris, Beijing, Athens, New York and Tokyo - the 80 dancers have toured in more than 58 countries, drawing from their vast repertory of both the classics and modern ballets.

The Ballet Nacional de Cuba was founded in 1948 by Alicia Alonso. Prima Ballerina Assoluta and Artistic Director of the Company, Alonso is one of the most significant personalities in the history of dance and is the most celebrated figure in Latin American ballet.

Choreographed by Alonso, and based on the original by Marius Petipa, this Cuban version of Don Quixote has been acclaimed by worldwide critics and by the public, due to the serious and dignified treatment given to the title character.

The reviews are in!

***** "one of the most vibrant and talented ballet companies in the world." Brisbane Times
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"A true bravura performance...a triumph. The most brilliant classical dancing you'll ever see" The Courier Mail

"Prodigious technical gifts...a supremely natural dancer." The Australian
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"Exceptionally talented..." ourbrisbane.com
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"Thrilling...dazzling...breathtaking." Sydney Morning Herald
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