Theater

Don Quixote: presented by ARTS San Antonio

When: Sun., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. 2015

SPONSORED -- Bringing together the passionate, soulful cultures of Spain and India, the Sahrdaya Foundation premieres its production of the twenty-first century stage adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ early seventeenth century classic novel, Don Quixote. Directed and choreographed by Bharatanatyam exponent Sheejith Krishna, the production combines poetry, music, dance and theatre to unfold a timeless tale with universal relevance. Krishna studied and later taught at India’s prestigious Kalakshetra Foundation and went to perform the roles of Rama and Ravana in Kalakshetra Repertory’s monumental six-part Ramayana epic. His solo and group choreographies are taught and performed worldwide. Music for the production was composed by Jyothishmathi Sheejith Krishna, an accomplished Carnatic vocalist and composer, with a postgraduate diploma in music from Kalakshetra Foundation. She has studied music from stalwarts such as Vairamangalam Lakshminarayanan and S Rajaram, and sung as the main female voice for many classic Kalakshetra Repertory ensemble dance productions. Don Quixote tells the tale of an idealistic dreamer who sets out to revive the lost tradition of chivalry. Accompanied by a faithful sidekick, Sancho Panza, Don Quixote has a series of fantastic adventures along the way; dedicating his exploits to a shadowy lady love he names Dulcinea. Immortalizing this unlikely knight errant and his befuddled squire, de Cervantes’ novel has inspired countless individual artworks and entire cultural movements around the world.

Price: $29 and up