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Don Quijote Ballet

Spanish National Dance Company

Here's a chance to see some of the best dancers in Spain right here in Palma. Not only that, but it's a Spanish themed production – Don Quijote based on the adventures of the knight in Cervantes' book.

The company visit Palma's Teatro Principal for just two nights in a big production which combines great costumes, superb scenery and a live backing track courtesy of the full Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands!

Choreographed by José Carlos Martínez, this spectacular three act performance is the first classical ballet to be incorporated into the National Dance Company's programme for 25 years and since its premiere in Madrid's Zarzuela theatre in 2015 has been performed all over the world.

Like many ballets – well, all the ones I've seen – the plot is a bit airy fairy with knights, windmills, gypsies, puppets, disguises and everybody falling in love with everybody else – but the best bit is of course the dancing. It's incredible. Such stamina, strength, grace and control, all combined with a pair of tights!

If you've you've never been to a ballet, try this, with tickets at only €10 to €45 it's an absolute bargain compared to places like Covent Garden, and as I've said before, you can't get a ham baguette and a beer at half time in London!

Don Quijote tilts his windmills in Palma on 15th and 16th June and tickets can be bought online by clicking this link.