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Ballet as Pop Art

I think it’s safe to say that no-one dances Don Quixote like the Bolshoi. The ballet is shallow, it’s showy, but, particularly in the first act, its exuberance is a kind of paean to the art form itself, the joy of the stage, the stirring effect of dozens of bodies moving with the kind of amplitude and produced by years and years of training. 26 more words

“There is one part of you that wishes to be a hero or a saint, but another part of you is a little fat man who sees very clearly the advantages of staying alive with a whole skin…He is your unofficial self, the voice of the belly protesting against the soul.” 18 more words

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Hitchin Thespians blog for our up and coming production of The Man of La Mancha.  we are in the process of building the blog right now so sorry it is a bit sparce. 45 more words

Acting

Don Quixote de la Mancha

Don Quixote did not wish to eat breakfast because, as has been stated, he meant to live on sweet memories. They continued on the road to Puerto Lapice, and at about three in the afternoon it came into view. 36 more words

Quotes

Anastasia and Denis Matvienko

Anastasia Matvienko and Denis Matvienko, “Don Quixote” (Mariinsky Ballet), 2011 Dance Open Ballet Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Photographer Stas Levshin… 52 more words

Unique

Anastasia "Nastya" Matvienko

Anastasia Matvienko, “Don Quixote”, (Mariinsky Ballet), 2011 Dance Open Ballet Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Photographer Stas Levshin

Dance Open Ballet Festival Website… 47 more words

Unique

little stop in Consuegra

On the long drive back from Granada to Madrid, our group stopped for lunch at a small town called Consuegra (which oddly enough literally translates to “with mother-in-law.”) 169 more words