Don Quixote Pas de Deux, Act lll

  • Choreographer: Gorsky (1972); after Marius Petipa. Staging: Susan Jaffe (2021).
  • Music: Ludwig Minkus
  • Costumes: Janet Groom Campbell (2021)
  • PBT Performance Date: October 6 & 8, 1972; October 23, 1975; September 19, 1979; May 21, 23, 2021. Open Air performances using PBT mobile stage at Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA.; February 19-21, 1982; February 12-14, 2010;

Program Notes

A wedding dance for Kitri and Basilio, this pas de deux is the thrilling, virtuosic finale of the full-length ballet. The choreography includes a lively and colorful competition: the dancers try to out-do each other with exciting jumps, turns and balances. It’s full of personality and fun, with a wonderful stylistic flair in the port de bras (carriage of the arms) and in the exuberant costumes.

Performed September 19, 1979 at Soldiers and Sailors Hall. Sponsored by City of Pittsburgh Dept of Parks and Recreation.