Don Quixote

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“Alexei Ratmansky is a master storyteller and his Don Quixote is fresh, funny, and technically spectacular with some of the most beautiful set and costume designs I’ve seen.” -Peter Boal, Artistic Director

Lindsi Dec in Don Quixote
Photo by Angela Sterling

Did you know that the shipping costs alone to bring Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote from Dutch National Ballet to PNB amount to $120,000? That’s quite a tab for transportation. Help us bring this vibrant ballet to the stage of McCaw Hall by joining the Don Q Fan Club.

In February 2015, PNB will welcome Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote back to the stage of McCaw Hall. Created for the Dutch National Ballet in 2010, this fresh take on the timeless Spanish classic includes three acts of beautiful scenery and 280 elaborate costumes and props by renowned designer Jerome Kaplan including tutus, capes, castanets and, of course, fans.

Presenting such a large scale production would not be possible without the generosity of donors like you. With a host of exciting benefits offered to bring you behind the scenes of the production, your gift garners you access while making quite an impact on the organization. For example, with a gift of $1,000 or more you’ll be invited to an exclusive Flamenco Class taught by PNBS faculty and featuring demonstrations by PNB Company members. Sound like fun?  To join the Don Quixote Fan Club and reserve your spot in class, please contact Lilah Helton in PNB’s Development Office at (206) 441-3594 or

p.s. Thanks to the generosity of a lead donor, every gift up to $25,000 to support the Don Q Fan Club will be matched, dollar for dollar. Make a gift today and double your impact!


Don Q Fan Club Benefits

With a gift of $1,000:  you and a guest  are invited to participate in a flamenco class to try your hand at the incredible Spanish dancing showcased in Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote. Taught by PNBS faculty and featuring demonstrations by PNB Company members, this class will help you master the art of the fan, cape, and castanets in no time.

With a gift of $500:  you and a guest are invited to come behind the scenes to observe a rehearsal of Don Quixote in the studios of the Phelps Center on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Sitting just feet away from PNB Company dancers and featuring commentary by Artistic Director, Peter Boal, and other guest artists, you get to experience the choreography from a uniquely up-close point of view.

With a gift of $250:  you and a guest are invited to attend the dress rehearsal of Don Quixote on Thursday, January 29, 2015, including a pre-rehearsal panel discussion featuring special guests involved with the production.

Benefits listed in any category include those at the lower levels.

All studio rehearsal invitations and benefit tickets to dress rehearsals are sent via email one month prior to the event for which your level has been scheduled. With questions, scheduling conflicts, or to update your email address, please call Geri Morris, Annual Fund Manager, at 206.441.3593.


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