Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante in "Tigerlily and the Dragonfly". Photo: Julie Lemberger

Don Quixote Soy Yo to Premiere at The Brick Church School

 Don't miss the adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza in BALAM Dance Theatre's new program, Don Quixote Soy Yo, with music and lyrics by Elias Guzman presented at The Brick Church School on Thursday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m.  

BALAM will transport the community to the Golden Age of Spain with the premiere of this new program at Watson Hall, located at 62 East 92nd Street in New York City.  The performance is open to the public and a donation is suggested to benefit the African Dream Academy.

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' classic novel Don Quixote de la Mancha, the program will present 60 children from the school performing with a cast of ten dancers from BALAM and Coyote Dancers in an operetta format.  

The performance is the culmination of a workshop series for kindergarten children portraying gypsies, windmills, and sleepy villagers.  Principal Lydia Spinelli, attired as the Condesa de Lebrija, will narrate the classic story.

 Come and enjoy a range of styles rarely seen together on one stage: Spanish, classical ballet, Balinese, Martial Arts, and Martha Graham techniques.  

Composer and musician Elias Guzman debuts seven original pieces representing dancing gypsies, battling knights, regal courtiers, and a live rock-n-roll triumphant chorus -- Together We Succeed!  Guest artists performing in the dazzling new program are Met Opera baritone Daniel Collins appearing as Don Quixote and concert pianist Anna Bogolyubova. 

To RSVP and for further information, contact Amy Warden at 212-289-5683 ext. 273.