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Don Quixote

Don Quixote

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Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

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A Spanish celebration of love and laughter in a breathtaking ballet by Chiara Ajkun.

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The tale of two young lovers, Kitri and Basilio, infused with the with sounds of guitars and tambourines and the dancing, leaps and turns of flirtatious Gypsies and Toreadors. Charming, exhilarating and plain funny, Chiara Ajkun’s version for Ajkun Ballet Theatre calls for pure entertainment. Suitable for Children.

This performance is part of our Theater Series.

Kitri (Momoko Burbine), an inn-keeper daughter, sneaks out of the house to meet her beloved, the barber Basilio (Klevis Tafaj). Her mom Lorenza (Bianca Delli Priscoli) shoos away Basilio to introduce another suitor, the foppish and vain nobleman Gamache (Ariel Corrêa). Flashing his wealth, Gamache tries to secure Kitri’s hand only to make the girl run away. Toreadors (Kylie Brown, Telmen Munkherdene) burst into the scene and the knight Don Quixote (Joshua Webb) arrives. When Kitri returns, Don Quixote mistakes her for his beloved Dulcinea and sets to a chase into the gypsy camp, where Kitri and Basilio run to hide from Gamache. Don Quixote, exhausted by the pursuit, falls unconscious and dreams of Dulcinea/Kitri (Areum Jeong). Back at the square, Kitri and Basilio join the dances but at the height of the merriment Lorenza gives the blessing to her union with Gamache. Annoyed, Basilio accuses Kitri of being unfaithful and stabs himself. As he lies dying, he begs to be united in marriage with Kitri but Lorenza and Gamache refuse. Don Quixote challenges Gamache to a duel for refusing a dying man’s wish. A terrified Gamache is driven out of the scene, while Lorenza gives blessing to the couple. Basilio pulls the weapon and reveals the joke. After Kitri and Basilio's wedding, Don Quixote sets out again on his quest.

Choreography: Chiara Ajkun after Alexander Gorsky

Music: Leon Minkus and additional scores by Anton Simon and Ricardo Drigo

Libretto: Marius Petipa after the novel by Miguel de Cervantes

Performing Company: Ajkun Ballet Theatre | www.ajkunbt.org

No Intermission.

For inquiries about the shows, please email ajkun@aol.com or call 1(347) 346-9951.

Presale Tickets are discounted. Ticket surcharge at the Door.

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