12:30 p.m.

Montemar Theatre & Ideal Cinema Theatre


The little female minstrel
Familiar theatre, storytelling, puppets and live music show
(Recommended age: 4-11 years old)

With a careful staging and a laborious reconstruction work on the elaboration of musical arrangements, The little female minstrel combines theatre, narration, puppets, and live music using historical instruments, in order to recreate the sound of palace evenings or medieval squares. The spectacle tells the adventures of a medieval girl who meets a variety of historical characters who will show how music was made and performed in different periods. This a musical journey into the Middle Ages will allow the public to learn about musics, rhythms, and stories from musical artists of that period.


Emilio Villalba (b. 1976)
Dance Nana de los sueños (2020)

Anónimo (13th c.)
Dance Saltarello

Alfonso X el Sabio (1221-1284)
Cantiga de Santa María Tanto quer Santa María
(Libro de las Cantigas de Santa María, 13th c.)

Anonymous (14th c.)
Andalusian Nuba Al-Husayn*
(Maqam Anthology)

Anonymous (14th c.)
Dance Ductia

Emilio Villalba
Danza de los Ciegos (2020)

Anonymous (13th c.)
Chansó Amors m’art con fuoc am flama

Anonymous (14th c.)
Danza macabra

Henry VIII [King of England] (1491-1547)
Romanesca Greensleeves

Duration: 50’

*Jonathan Gemmill

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Sara Marina, organetto, clavisimbalum, sea trumpet, darbouka, adufe and narrations
Emilio Villalba, harp, viola de teclas, zanfona, Arabic lute, cytola and musical direction

Emilio Villalba & Sara Marina. Multi-performers and early music researchers. They are musicians specialised in the recovery and dissemination of historical music from the eighth to the sixteenth centuries. They have been working for more than ten years in in Spain, Portugal, and France, presenting spectacles that combine music, theatre, and storytelling. With the help of luthiers, they have reconstructed more than fifty historical instruments, so their shows become a sounding museum on stage: vielle, vihuelas, saltery, hurdy gurdy, clavisimbalum, organetto, or guitars, among others. They have participated in festivals such as Pórtico do Paraíso, FeMÀS, Maremusicum, Festival Sefardí, Noites d’Encanto, IKFEM, Les Heures Musicales, Festival Caprichos Musicales, Festival Tres Culturas, and Noches en los Jardines del Real Alcázar, winning critical and public acclaim.