American Ballet Theatre performed Don Quixote at the Kennedy Center in March. The company posted a rehearsal video from Aran Bell’s Don Quixote Grand pas de deux variation. Bell’s variation is noteworthy for his top-notch execution and several unique innovations that are rarely done onstage if at all. This video takes you through the unique aspects demonstrating Bell’s stellar technique, which allows for substantial creativity that in real time even experienced ballet followers say: “That’s great! What is it?”
I am having fun making these videos and plan on spending more time on my YouTube channel rather than on balletfocus.com. Let me know if you have any suggestions for a future video on dancer profiles or interesting steps.