Extraordinary Participation of Mariinsky’s Ballet Star, KIMIN KIM.


Extraordinary Participation of Mariinsky's Ballet Star,Kimin Kim alongside Rebecca Storani. (only on 4th,5th and 6th of March, at Teatro Apolo, Barcelona)

Don Quixote

The Ballet de Catalunya goes into Spain in La Mancha, Aragon and in the Catalan capital, Barcelona. All of them are scenarios of one of the most charismatic works of Spanish literature, converted into one of the classics of the repertoire and in which the ballet is impregnated with a great folklore wealth, where the festival of the taverns and their families abound great hidden passions

Under the artistic direction of Elias Garcia, Don Quixote of the Ballet de Catalunya is adapted in a format with its own personality. Garcia have wanted to condense history with dance as the main axis and engine of the whole plot that, in itself, is already easily intelligible, but at the same time making use of new and original resources that allow to situate the ‘spectator at all times.

The Work is presented in 2 Acts, instead of the 4 that originally form it. The adaptation made by the artistic directors wants to cover a wide range of audiences and that they do not necessarily have read the work of Cervantes nor know the choreography of Petipa in which the Ballet of Don Quixote remains even to ours days from his first appearance in 1869 at the Imperial Theater of Bolshoi. The Ballet de Catalunya shows a version that, unlike the original production based on the libretto by Marius Petipa, is developed in a particular environment while also counting on the presence of carefully selected texts that offer a faithful reading of this wonderful story using a voice of luxury, such as that of Joel Minguet, an actor who has given a personal reading and at the height of the circumstances.


Original music: Ludwig Minkus

Choreography: Elias Garcia and Larissa Lezhnina after Marius Petipa.

Costume design: Martina Montorfani

Lightning design : Alberto Rodriguez Vega

Kimin Kim's Debut with Ballet de Catalunya

For the first time, Mariinsky's Ballet Star, Kimin Kim will make his debut in the role of Basilio in the Ballet de Catalunya's  production of Don Quixote.


Watch Don Quixote Trailer

Play Video

Audience's Opinion

Audience and press reactions to BNC’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic ballet.

Play Video

Next Performance


Don Quixote is one of Marius Petipa’s much-loved 19th-century classics – its story is drawn from Miguel de Cervantes’s classic novel and set to Ludwig Minkus’s score. The ballet has long been acclaimed for its virtuoso dancing, beautiful and technically demanding ‘vision scene’ and the famously bravura and breath-taking Act III pas de deux.