Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert where this film was shot. It was there that Jodorowsky underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky's philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations.
Jeremias Herskovits....Alejandro as a child
Alejandro Jodorowsky....Alejandro as an Adult
Bastián Bodenhöfer....Carlos Ibáñez
Andres Cox....Don Aquiles
Axel Jodorowsky....Theosophist (as Cristobal Jodorowsky)
Juan Quezada....Pastor Evangélico
Adrián Salgado....Payaso Lechuga / Guatón González
Eugenio Morales....Payaso Zanahoria
Italo Tai....Payaso Piripipi / Dueño del Bar
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