Nureyev’s Don Quixote
Filmed in 1973 over 25 days in an airport hangar during 40 degree heat, Rudolf Nureyev and Sir Robert Helpmann, along with The Australian Ballet, created the film Don Quixote – also known as The Impossible Dream. Filmed when Nureyev was at the peak of his career, this cinematic triumph captures one of the finest ballet performances ever caught on camera and has been lauded as one of the best dance films ever made!
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, audiences around the world will be able to enjoy, for the first time, the re-mastered, restored and re-orchestrated film on the big screen. The screening will also include an introductory short film, A Little of Don Quixote.
“Something more than cinema, greater than dance, it was like a moving painting by a great artist.” Atlantic Herald