Do Russian ballerinas know theyre the primary object of desire for horny 14-year-olds at private schools everywhere? (Oh, those arabesques, those attitudes en pointe, those muscular thighsjust tutu much!) You dont have to have attended Groton, Phillips Exeter, Milton or Chethams, however, for ballet to affect you mightily. The legendary Bolshoi Ballets signature production of the sparkling, full-length classic, Don Quixotethe fire and zest of Spain; grandiose technical feats; romance and light-hearted comedy; juicy folk-dancing; a breakneck, sun-dazzled whirlis an unforgettable spectacular of melody, movement and emotion. The distinguished-looking, heavy-breathing gentleman sitting in the front row, with flushed face and fevered eyes? A Choate alumnus in full flashback.
Feb. 24-26, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 27, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 28, 2 p.m., 2010