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DON QUIXOTE’S DREAM

Rationale and staging by Florient Azoulay, performed by equestrian artist Mario Luraschi

SAUT HERMES 2017 - SPECTACLE

© DAN OZMEC

I don’t know where we are, but I know who we’re with. Mario Luraschi and his dazzling troupe of acrobats. Only this artist, a breath-taking stuntman truly in his own league, an exceptionally diligent trainer with over 500 film credits, could turn this dream into reality. Performance after performance, Mario Luraschi has dedicated his entire life to exploring the mysterious links that unite a horse and its rider.

In this Don Quixote that we’re creating on the ephemeral stage of the Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais, we want to break down the barriers between reality and illusion, the absurd and the sublime, the near and the far. Quite simply, we want to tell you a little story full of fantasy, the tale of a dream a knight had when he fell to the ground.

Florient Azoulay