This week Victor Plotnikov, a former star with the Boston Ballet, originally from the Republic of Georgia, has been working with the company coaching Don Quixote. It’s been an intense week and he’s focused particularly on the opening scene of Act III which is set in a Spanish taverna. There is a very complicated flamenco-inspired dance for the men, dancing to the sound of the company clapping some very complex rhythms while Aurora Dickie, in a tough-girl role, stomps out the beat with a pole (all while straddling a café chair). Rehearsals have seemed a little silly as the real props haven’t arrived yet, so she’s been using a hobby horse from The Nutcracker instead. Hopefully the real props with show up soon—Nutcracker iconography will show up soon enough.