June 16, 2018
La MaMa – The Downstairs
Saturdays at 11am
Loco7 will perform an excerpt of Don Quixote Takes New York as part of the end of season La MaMa Kids Family Play Date.
Inspired by the novel The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes
Adapted from the novel by Ivan Cardozo & Beatriz Caballero
Re-imagined and adapted by Denise Greber & Federico Restrepo
Co-Directed by Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber
Choreographed & Designed by Federico Restrepo
Sound Design & Music by Hao Bai
Costume Design by Becky Hubbert
Video Animation by Laura Restrepo
Featuring: Federico Restrepo, with Zulivet Díaz, Luis Grande,
Chris Ignacio, and Fleur Voorn
Loco7 reimagines this classic text, with puppets, dance and music to show the audience that no dream is too impossible to obtain and that with hope and heart you can conquer fear. The piece focuses on the plight of Quixote – either succumb to the bitterness of despair or let loose the wings of the imagination. Don Quixote Takes New York will be an intuitive voyage that transports the audience through Quixote’s emotions as he travels the City, seeing a new unexplored world. Don Quixote and his friend Sancho Panza travel the five boroughs of New York City on a quest to save the world from evil forces and protect Lady Liberty. The audience follows Don Quixote as he explores New York City in his quest for love, honor, liberty and justice for all.
Don Quixote Takes New York is suitable for all ages 4 and up.
Generously supported in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net, The Puffin Foundation, The Jim Henson Foundation, The Yip Harburg Foundation, and Individual Donors.