GALA FOR THE 59 ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRIUMPH OF THE REVOLUTION DON QUIJOTE
Choreography: Alicia Alonso, Marta García and María Elena Llorente on the original by Marius Petipa and the version by Alexander Gorski
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Script: Salvador Fernández
Set design: Salvador Fernández
The Cuban version of Don Quixote has been acclaimed by the public and international critics, since the figure of the central character has been staged in a dignified and serious way: the Hidalgo Mr. Don Quixote de la Mancha, who in other versions has been treated in a minimized way, without showing its true relevance as a protagonist.
The National Ballet of Cuba conducted a study of the staging of other companies to place in its rightful place this character, inspired by the masterpiece of Spanish literature, hence it remains on stage throughout the work showing its stamp passionate and dreamer that distinguishes him and transcends him in time.
On July 6, 1988, under the artistic and choreographic direction of Alicia Alonso, the Cuban company premiered its version of Don Quixote, with choreography by Martha García and María Elena Llorente on the originals of Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorski. The set, with libretto, scenery and costumes of Salvador Fernández, has a prologue and three acts.