May 13, 2016
Royal Danish Ballet
The Old Stage
The Second cast of “Don Quixote” offers a more classical version of the ballet and include yet another outstanding ballerina performance from Ida Praetorius.
When shooting the promo for the new production of Don Quixote, the director did everything he could to disguise the fact that the leading couple, Ide Praetorius and Marcin Kupinski is blond and blue-eyed by smearing the ballerina’s hair and covering Kupinski’s impressive mane with a scarf.
Luckily, on stage no such trick was used on the dancers. Susanne Grinder and Gregory Dean, who danced the Espada, Street dancer, Mercedes and Bolero combo, also appeared as light as usual.
Interestingly, the decision to not go Latino actually changed the impact of the performance. Instead of promoting the Spanish theme, the Petipa content shined even brighter.