Don Quixote de la mancha

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This new choreography by Urban Bones Dance Company draws its inspiration from the famous novel by Miguel de Cervantes, published in Spain in 1605 and hailed as a classic of world literature since its beginning.

It takes place in 3 ages, set a few centuries apart.

Age of Cervantes: it is 1605 in Spain, Miguel de Cervantes has just published his novel, and it becomes famous overnight as one of the best comic novel of the time, describing Don Quixote de la Mancha as a delusional character who fights windmills as if they were giants, believes small inns to be castles, and worships a neighbor’s daughter as a princess, “Dulcinea”

Age of enlightenment: we are now in 1789, at the eve of the French revolution. Don Quixote is seen as the man who stands up for his beliefs, and can be right against the whole world, remaining true to himself no matter what. Slowly, the image of Cervantes merges with the one of Don Quixote as the expression of his true self.

Modern Age: A true classic, Cervantes’ novel has passed the test of times and remains a tale of friendship and belonging, the first modern novel of European literature. All men and women share the same adventures, following Don Quixote in his quests.