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“You should forewarn that of everything said about knight serrant being lies and oldwives’ tales… I am wellaware…”

Dulcinea of Toboso as a driving force behind the heroic deeds of Don Quixote? Sane be the crazy one and crazy bethe sane one. What became of her? Where are the knights errant? How does she manage to survive in oblivion? Through the texts by Cervantes, dance, music, through establishing an emotional journey from abandonment to heroism (and vice versa), and dealing with the historical from a perspective of being and feeling contemporary.

“…ye, whoever ye are, help me confess my misfortune or, at least, be not weary of listening to it…the soul of the knight errant was: Dulcinea of Toboso…”

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We gather that Don Quixote did not believe Dulcinea to be real, but that he imagined her to be and made her real before the world with the sheer power of his consciousness.  For Dulcinea is as a great human conception only a means to reach dignity.  Man has a right to create his own life, his daily feats, not by conforming to the events as they unfold, see things as they are, and not how they are said to be… So see in Aldonza a princess and in the rams, enemy troops. But where are the knights errant?

And that is how we find ourselves before an atemporalDulcinea surviving the present and trying to forget her glorious past. But the anxiety of living forever is stronger and the desire to fight for ideals becomes as valid in these times as it was before. –…”Don Quixote of la Mancha, mirror of the world in which one can see all the brave people in the world…”-

The Don Quixotes of our days wake up to conquer new adventures.

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DIRECTION: Paula Quintana
ASSISTANT DIRECTION: Carlos Pedrós
DRAMA: Carlos Pedrós
Adapted from the text “Don Quixote of la Mancha”by Miguel de Cervantes
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Juan Antonio Simarro
CHOREOGRAPHYandPERFORMANCE: Paula Quintana
LIGHTING: Grace Morales
WARDROBE: Raquel Rodríguez, Camaleoni-k
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Laura Ortega