The ballet is based on an episode from Miguel de Cervantes' famous novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha. The story is about a middle aged country gentleman from the region of La Mancha in central Spain. He is consumed with chivalrous ways he has read about in books. Because of these rooted ideas in his head he sets off to protect the helpless and punish the wicked. He embarks on a journey to Barcelona with his servant Sancho Panza as his armor-bearer. On this journey he mistakes Kitri, an innkeeper's daughter who is in love with a barber,for his dream-lover Dulcinea. A comedy filled performance packed with dance,romance, drama and intrigue.