LOURDES LOPEZ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Makeup Magic with Don Quixote!

We snuck our cameras behind-the-scenes of Don Quixote to get an exclusive look at the intricate and lengthy makeup process involved in bringing these colorful characters to life onstage. Makeup artist Carol Raskin and assistant makeup artist Lisa Horwitz  spent over two hours transforming six dancers into Amour (aka Cupid), Dulcinea (Don Quixote’s dream girl), Gamache (the rich nobleman), Sancho Panza (Don Quixote’s right-hand man), Lorenzo (Kitri’s father), and Don Quixote, himself! These characters’ beauty secrets require way more than your standard lipstick and mascara!

Watch dancers Andrei Chagas and Carlos Guerra undergo their transformation to become our favorite dynamic duo — Sancho Panza and the man for which the ballet was named, Don Quixote!

MCB School apprentice Gabby Epstep getting dolled up for Dulcinea.

MCB School apprentice Gabby Epstep getting dolled up for Dulcinea.

Christie Sciturro as Queen of the Dryads

Christie Sciturro as ‘Queen of the Dryads’, Gabby Estep as ‘Dulcinea’, Tricia Albertson as ‘Amour’, and Mary Carmen Catoya as ‘Kitri’ (dancers left to right). Photo by Mitchell Zachs/MagicalPhotos.com

Jeremy Cox as 'Gamache'. Photo by Mitchell Zachs/MagicalPhotos.com

Jeremy Cox as ‘Gamache’. Photo by Mitchell Zachs/MagicalPhotos.com

Learn about the lavish costumes in Don Quixote as well by clicking here!

There is still time to catch our season finale of Don Quixote at the Arsht Center April 11-13. Don’t miss your last chance to see us this season. Get your tickets here

Category: Dancers, Performances, The Arts

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