Quixoteland and By Singing Light

Now here’s a welcome antidote to all that dreary scab-picking, Black Swan neurosis. In Quixoteland , the National Dance Company of Wales celebrates the conventions of the 19th-century ballet, Don Quixote , even if the plotline is pulled completely inside out.

Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano retains Léon Minkus’s expressive score, plenty of set-pieces with bustling villagers and the comforting familiarity of a love duet that conquers all. But there’s no Don Quixote. He’s long dead and the Cervantes novel of his life has replaced the Bible as the village’s moral touchstone.

read more here in The Irish Times