José Montalvo combines farce, burlesque and commedia dell’arte for the 21st century with urban and modern dance, film and slapstick comedy in his brilliant new show.
Don Quixote, in his fifties, decides to achieve great things and finds himself in the dance halls, or Trocaderos, of Europe – traditional meeting and socialising spaces. Featuring acclaimed comic actor Patrice Thibaud and a spellbinding interplay of live dance and film projections, Montalvo’s latest work makes for an unexpected, surreal and intriguing take on Cervantes’s iconic novel.
As with his last Festival appearance with On Danse in 2007, in which dancers appeared to carry an elephant on a flying carpet and an army of tiny horses flew across the audience, in Montalvo’s creative universe, expect the unexpected.
'fun, witty, dynamic and performed with technical excellence... a real crowd pleaser'
The Scotsman - 4 Stars
'Cue that comic genius, Patrice Thibaut... Wherever he pops up, fun follows.'
The Herald - 4 Stars
'an exuberant blending of disciplines on all levels... altogether more splendid than its constituent parts'
The List - 4 Stars
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José Montalvo Choreographer, set and video designer
Patrice Thibaud Artistic participation
Pascal Minet and Sylvain Decay Artistic partners to video