This is a theater performance by Company Derashinera under the direction of Shuji Onodera, who originally comes from the field of pantomime.
Company Derashinera has been attracting audience across all age groups with their unique choreographies based on pantomime style movements with added dialogues. The “theater classics” series was launched in 2011, according to the members’ desire to “find ways to make theater an art that is not limited to certain people, but that is open to anyone and appreciated by many.”
This time it’s Don Quixote, Cervantes’s famous tale of the eventful journey of the daring man from La Mancha, which is translated into the unique body language of Derashinera. Everyone in the audience is encouraged to let their imagination run free, and take them on their own journey across boundaries: between times and places, and between the “visible” and the “invisible.” Highlights of the performance further include a number of unusual stage props built by product designer Takeshi Ishiguro.
About Don Quixote
Don Quixote was written in the early 17th century by the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes, about the adventures of a man (Don Quixote) who believes he is a knight. The novel is a bizarre mixture of fiction and reality, virtual and real images, and all sorts of other elements.