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On the footsteps of Quixote: beat down the windmills!

Do you remember the foolish stories of Don Quixote? Do you remember when he was battling against windmills? This is one of the chapters of Cervantes’s book I like the most and I have read it over and over. 658 more words


Irina Zibrova- Gypsy Dance Don Quixote

Above is the gypsy solo from Don Quixote. One of my favorite character pieces and she performs it beautifully! Enjoy!

Leatherlungs Strikes Again

Don Quixote is best known for his fencing abilities with windmills–an eternal symbol of the ineffective bravado towards imaginary enemies that can only be found in persons with little to no political or social clout.  707 more words

Don Chipotle

It’s picnic season here in Londontown. The many parks are fragrant and colorful, and even overcast days still feel green and healthy. But this glorious explosion of nature, paired with a good book, the right company, some fresh strawberries and a bottle of chilled champagne could be dangerous. 229 more words

Ivan Vasiliev in Don Quixote - May 2015

It seems that the best things in life are definitely worth waiting for! I’ve been waiting for an eternity to see the Bolshoi version of Don Quixote and finally, last weekend, I managed not only to do that, but to also witness the fabulous Ivan Vasiliev dancing his signature part of Basilio! 459 more words

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Group Dancers, and Interviews

There’s this very nice part of the SDT website, which I do recommend – the interviews with the dancers. I think it’s a great education for people who want to become professional dancers, and of interest to those of us who will never get that chance but are curious to know what it’s like. 882 more words


NOBLE OCCUPATION: A Little Bit of Don Quixote in All the Best Fundraisers

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was published in 1606. The Spanish classic follows the adventures of a nobleman who (under the assumed name, Don Quixote) set out to revive chivalry, bring justice to the oppressed, and right the many wrongs of his day. 1,063 more words

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