Don Qui is based on vocal and corporeal experimentations. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, the show portrays the process of inspiration and imagination of Cervantes as a fictitious character in the process of creation. The conception of the characters Don Quixote, Dulcinea, Sancho Panza, and others is based on the ontology of each actor. The result is a confluence of multiple cultures: French, Brazilian, Korean-American, Japanese, and Catalan.
The text used in the show is a Japanese children’s song that has been transformed into invented dialogues, in which the significance of the original text loses its original meaning and is recontextualized through vocal and physical actions to communicate the actor’s dramatic intentions.
Only the character of Cervantes, who intermittently appears, speaks in French and delivers to the spectators the playful poetry based in the original text.