Flamenco innovator Andrés Marín strikes again. He is Don Quixote of La Mancha, Knight of the Sad Countenance. In an energetic remix of “El Quijote”, Marín brings the tragicomic hero from Cervantes’ classic 1605 novel to life in the arena of the 21st century.
With the same social criticism and as hefty a dose of humour as the knight-errant, Andrés Marín sets out – on a skateboard, wearing boxing gloves, sporting football boots and a number 10 shirt, brandishing lances and pistols. Supported, of course, by his faithful companion Sancho Panza (Abel Harana) and his adored Dulcinea (the brilliant Patricia Guerrero). Against a towering soundscape of flamenco, rock and electro, Rosario La Tremendita’s raw and ripping voice recreates the knight’s dreams and disillusions in a modern setting.
Just as the “ingenious nobleman” was fighting windmills, this “Picasso of flamenco” shuns no danger in his search for a new dance aesthetic. Marín, “flamenco” to the core and a supreme master of his art, throws some firm but loving punches at the flamenco tradition in his D. Quixote, but always with just one goal: to keep it alive. Enter Marín’s quixotic universe – an overwhelming flamenco experience.