The Ballet de Catalunya creates a more Spanish Don Quixote

'Don Quixote'

TERRASSA CULTURAL CENTER | NOVEMBER 9th

The Ballet de Catalunya has grown since the last performance. He showed it on Friday in the premiere at the Terrassa Cultural Center Don Quixote, a new production that gathers the spirit of the original ballet by Marius Petipa and endows it with a new drama.

Dancers and dancers are technically consolidated and in scenic security. Rebecca Storani was a joyful and safe Kitri, with a precise technique and a convincing interpretation, accompanied by Istvan Simon, a lively guest on paper and safe as a companion. In the secondary roles, Miho Okamura highlighted a vibrant, agile and perfect cupid, and Alexandra Urcia, with an implacable technique and a double tour to the second a slow camera that left us speechless. The boys, dressed in bright bullfighters, have won maturity and their jumps are of the highest order.

In the dramatic field, however, the result is uneven. The bet by an actor-narrator that places us in each scene is impeccable. Joel Minguet does not read but interprets Don Quixote, Sancho Panza and Cervantes himself, giving them their own voice and turning their appearances into small plays that bring modernity to the show. The idea of ​​mixing classical, Spanish and Flemish dance seems positive a priori, but the excess ends up turning into a whisker. In the popular celebration of the first act, the intention of incorporating Spanish classical dance and the bowling school, recovering the spirit of Joan Magrinya, is to thank. But a scenery of bright colors, a wardrobe that is too varied and colorful, and so many overlapping Spanish styles and topics – thongs, shawls, castanets, gowns of cola, dressed in jota, capots, slippers, carnations, knives, castanets and even tambourine – end up getting the viewer's attention.

Perhaps it would be better to debug the remaining elements and show the true virtues of the company, good dancers and their firm desire to grow the project.

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