Quixotic’s homegrown, high-tech act continues to amaze: Best of KC 2019

Quixotic is Coming to Crown Center this Fall // Photo by Ivan Belaustegui

Our Best of Kansas City 2019 issue is out now. Go grab a copy. Alternatively, you can browse the results of the readers’ poll here. The issue also includes a list, compiled and written by The Pitch‘s editorial staff, shouting out some of our current favorite things about KC. We’ll be publishing these items online throughout the month of October.

Mesmerizing, transfixing, captivating, enchanting: These are the types of words people tend to use to describe Quixotic performances. They’re all accurate enough. Ultimately, though, language fails when it comes to explaining a Quixotic show. The graceful leaps, incomprehensible stretches, and gravity-defying swings one witnesses are a kind of performance art that must be experienced to understand. It’s moody, it’s sexy, it’s technological, it’s avant-garde, and it is definitely cooler than Cirque du Soleil.

Over the last year, the dancers, contortionists, and musicians of Quixotic have donned Marie Antoinette-inspired garb and ambled through the Nelson’s annual Party Arty fundraiser; opened Reflecting Motion, a Union Station art installation; and blended with Calvin Arsenia’s harp-plucking and eerie vocals at COLLIDE, in Quixotic’s Broadway studio space. And while we’re grateful for the group’s various escapades and monthly shows, still we want more. So we were especially psyched to learn that, this fall, Quixotic would be staging “Sensatia” at Crown Center’s newly named Quixotic Theatre (previously the American Heartland Theatre). “Sensatia” is the collective’s cirque cabaret, which weaves together the acrobatics we love with projection mapping (those wild lights that manage to conform to objects and sometimes bodies), live music performances, film, and—in a new twist—culinary arts. The show runs every Friday and Saturday night in October and November.


Quixotic’s Sensatia Cabaret opens Friday, October 4, and plays Fridays and Saturdays through November 30 at Crown Center’s Quixotic Theater.

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