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Anastasia Matvienko in Don Quixote. Photo (c) Stas Levshin. Don Quixote was brought from Russia to other countries first by Anna Pavlova’s company in 1924 in an abridged version of Gorsky’s 1902 production. The famous Grand Pas de Deux from the ballet’s final scene was staged in the west as early as the 1940s.
whenever I wait in the wings, I always look up at the rafters of the stage and wonder what it would be like to be up there, looking down on the spectacle. This captures that moment of anticipation and thrill right before going onstage. Love it.