La MaMa Kids: Don Quixote Takes New York

April 21, 2018 - April 29, 2018


First Floor Theatre | 74A E 4th Street; 1st Floor

Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm

$10 Adult and Kid Tickets (plus $1 Facility Fee)

By Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company
Conceived and Co-Directed by Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber
Adapted from Miguel de Cervantes novel by
Ivan Cardozo & Beatriz Caballero

Adapted from the translation by Federico Restrepo

Don Quixote Takes New York is an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes' novel "Don Quixote". This 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, from memories of his past home life, to when he moves out of his familiar surroundings and travels through the City, seeing the new perspective this unexplored world offers him.  Don Quixote and his friend Sancho Panza with travel the five boroughs of New York on a quest to save the world from evil forces and protect the children from monsters.  In the reimagining of this classic text, with puppets, dance and music, we follow Quixote while he explores New York City in his quest for love, honor, liberty and justice for all.
Loco7 aims to show the audience that no dream is too impossible to obtain and that with hope and heart you can conquer your fears.

About the Artists

LOCO7 productions utilize original music, live musicians, dancers, body puppets and larger than life marionettes. Loco7 has premiered sixteen original pieces at La MaMa in New York City, with subsequent tours throughout the world. Federico Restrepo was born in Colombia and founded his company, Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre, at La MaMa in 1986 to expand the use of puppetry in dance theatre.  Denise Greber is an artist-in-residence at La MaMa and has also appeared in numerous productions with Great Jones Repertory.  She is the Director and Curator of La MaMa's Puppet Series.

About La MaMa Kids

La MaMa Kids is a series of creative workshops and performances for the young and the young at heart. Master artists from La MaMa perform family friendly shows and teach theatre crafts in workshops that encourage imaginative play and hands-on learning. Children and adults learn the basics of storytelling, dance, mask, puppet-making, and more! Fun for the whole family!
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