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Andalusian horse show with a twist

The horses will demonstrate their dancing skills to Japanese music.
The horses will demonstrate their dancing skills to Japanese music. / SUR
  • Unalome weaves the magic of Japanese myth and legend through man's bonding with his most trusted ally - the horse

Aficionados of the Andalusian stallion will enjoy the unique beauty of Unalome, a new equestrian theatrical show staged by the Teatro Artequus. The production is set to an oriental backdrop and incorporates different aspects of Japanese performing arts.

Choreographed to a specially-arranged musical score, blending dramatic action, poetic motion and awe-inspiring acrobatics, Unalome weaves the magic of myth and legend through man's bonding with his oldest and most trusted ally - the horse.

In Spain, equestrian theatre is an artistic genre that is traditionally linked to flamenco, Andalusian culture and dressage. However, this show goes beyond this by delving into an opulent and sublime history that blends Japanese theatre, dance, music and Andalusian artistic disciplines.

Eight outstandingly intelligent horses will demonstrate their incredible dancing skills to soothing Japanese music. The show focuses on the harmony between the horses and the dancing geisha girls, whose spectacular oriental costumes and accessories create a truly dazzling accompaniment to the beauty of these incredible animals.

The Artequus theatre is an equestrian company with over 20 years of experience in creating shows of this capacity. Unalome, which has already been well received in France and Germany, is directed by Alejandro Barrionuevo.

Family business

Alejandro set up Artequus with his late father, Miguel Barrionuevo, a celebrated figure within the theatrical equestrian world in Europe. The union between art and horses is something that comes natural for Alejandro, because his family has dedicated their lives to this artistic discipline. The company is a benchmark in the creation of equestrian theatre shows, producing several spectaculars that were performed in European festivals, such as La Reole, in France, in 2016.

In 2003, Alejandro participated in the creation of the famous German company, Apassionata, with whom he continues to perform on their European tours.

Staged in the superb Artequus equestrian centre in Alhaurín de la Torre every Friday and Saturday night throughout July and the beginning of August , this is truly a world-class show appealing to all ages - and not just those who enthuse about horses.

Tickets for all shows, which begin at 10pm, are available at the special discounted price of 10 euros from www.oferplan.diariosur.es. Tickets cost 15 euros on the door.