The Flamenco World of Don Quixote

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Following the concert of "The Flamenco World of Don Quixote" made me realize how amazing this parody was with a realistic idea. The performers were dressed in colorful costumes. There were fantastic rhythms, fancy footwork, and swirling skirts all added up to create this wonderful theatrical display. This tale mainly consisted of music, mime, and classical Spanish flamenco


All the characters were dressed extraordinarily with women wearing veils mixed with a scarf and a skirt of different colors. Don Quixote, on the other hand, outfitted himself like a gentleman wearing a kilt with some old armor. There were groups of children amongst the dancers, who would approach the stage and perform, including Don Quixote's niece. The young dancers would be dressed in the same types of clothes as the women.

From personal experience, it seemed to me that Don Quixote is an enthusiastic visionary crazed by his readings.

Don Quixote imagines that he is in a different world and all that he encounters are accordance to what he is reading. He fantasizes about the way things used to be in the times of the knights and wishes that he too could live in that

time period. He battles, using his trusty sword, with different people and even a lion in each scene.

The music being portrayed brought the scenes to life. The music seems to be an integral part of the piece, a major character, in fact. The majority of the women dancers

used castanets and their stomping feet to go with the flow of the music. A piano, guitar, banjo, and background soundtracks all blended into each scene as characters using these instruments gave the audience a sense of awe. The floor, the walls, and anything else you can bang became musical instruments. It is a physical...