Don Quixote recreated

15 March 2023
In a creative feat that saw ballet transposed from screen to stage, the Australian Ballet recreated Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpmann’s 1973 film Don Quixote in a wildly colourful, palpably textured stage spectacle. For this production, artistic director David Hallberg told set designer Richard Roberts, ‘I want the film on stage’. In the video below Roberts describes how he recreated Barry Kay’s movie sets into a new stage design.