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Unique screening of the complete Ballet of 'Don Quixote' with Isaac Hernández (Mexico) as Guest Principal Dancer of the Rome Opera, under the artistic direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Wednesday August 22 / 6:15 p.m. / CENART Theater of the Arts
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In November 2017, the dancer from Guadalajara, Isaac Hernández, appeared in Rome as the main guest dancer of the Opera company in Rome to perform the premiere of a new version of the ballet “Don Quixote”, under the artistic direction of the legendary former Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov , considered an icon and an eminence in the history of world ballet.

Isaac was sharing the stage with Ukrainian star Iana Salenko as Kitri, who is a principal dancer with the Berlin State Ballet and the Royal Ballet of England.


This new version of Don Quixote, inspired by the one originally created by Baryshnikov in 1984 for the American Ballet Theater, was developed exclusively for the Rome Opera in collaboration with the prestigious French choreographer Laurent Hilaire, who was the Opera's principal dancer. from Paris for twenty-two years and is considered one of the most important French dancers of the last two decades.

This work also had the collaboration of the eminent English conductor David Garforth and the Russian cartoonist Vladimir Radunsky, in charge of developing the original costumes and scenography that give an air of freshness and renewal to this historic ballet, allowing the artists interpret the characters in a new way, never seen before, visualized by the distinguished creativity of Baryshnikov, who is distinguished along with Rudolf Nureyev as the best exponents in the history of world ballet.


The participation of Isaac Hernández with the Opera of Rome meant for the Mexican the first time he set foot on a stage in Italy and a double dream come true, that of collaborating directly with Baryshnikov, a legendary figure whom he has admired since childhood and performing in one one of the most prestigious ballet venues in Italy, thus conquering a new setting and what better, having done it hand in hand with a living legend in the history of ballet.

A privilege that few artists have throughout their careers.

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