La dama i l'unicorn is a multi-sensory show for families and children that brings us closer to medieval music and art through the interpretation of 15th century Flemish tapestries considered one of the great works of medieval art in Europe. Preserved since 1882 in the Musée de Cluny in Paris, it are woven in wool and silk and their iconography has been interpreted as representing the five senses - sight, hearing, smell and touch - concluding in a sixth that shows the words À mon seul désir ("by my only wish"). It depicts a noble lady and a unicorn, sometimes accompanied by other animals.
Inspired by the beauty of the tapestry, this show let to the characters acquire the ability to interact with the audience. Spectators will meet the young protagonist, Paula, a rebellious teenager who, magically appears inside the tapestry. Two lovers, the lady and the unicorn, will guide her on an unexpected journey through the senses where they will have to decipher the sixth tapestry meaning.
Under the musical direction of Carles Magraner and the stage direction of Toni Aparisi, the medieval music group Capella de Ministrers and the dance company TransferMove bring to life the original texts of the writer Mercé Viana, combining dance, music, literature and history.
Laia Blasco, Dama
Toni Aparisi, Unicorn
Carmen Comes, Paula
Carla Coves, Dog
Alba Galdón, Monkey
Sonia Murillo, Lion
Laia Blasco, soprano
Carles Magraner, viola da gamba
Robert Cases, harp and lute
Recommended for audiences from 9 to 13 years old