“Thanks to Jarifa’s fragile, supernatural beauty (Sara Rivero), I have been given the opportunity reflect on the elegance of this work of art”
Directed by Borja Rodríguez and co-produced by GG Productions and the Almagro International Classical Theatre Festival, The Beautiful Jarifa premiered during the 37th edition of the festival, after which it arrived at the Theatre Pavón in Madrid, as a guest production of the National Classical Theatre Company.
“Beautiful performance, whose perfection transcends the term show and instead suggests the emanation of intelligence in absolute freedom”
An adaptation of The Story of the Abencerraje and the Beautiful Jarifa, a Moorish novel from the 16th Century, The Beautiful Jarifa is a tribute to brotherhood, tolerance, and respect among cultures.
Jarifa is one of the most transgressive female characters in classic literature. A brave and lucid woman, she is both a symbol of gender equality, and the voice of human reason in constant contradiction.
Jarifa: Sara Rivero
Abindarráez: Daniel Holguín
Narváez: Fernando Huesca
Jarifa’s father: Antonio Gil
Vigía/soldier: Carles Cuevas
Singer: Inés León
Dancers: Cristina Arias and Francis Guerrero
Musicians: Alberto Centella, Raúl Mannola, Javier Valdunciel, and Miguel Gasco
Version and direction: Borja Rodríguez
Set design: Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda
Lighting: Juanjo Llorens
Musical direction: Alberto Pérez Centella
Custom designer: Gabriela Salaberri
Movement: Nuria Castejón
Sound: Carlos González
Lyrics: Pepa Pedroche
Stage fights: Pedro Almagro
A production of G.G. Productions and Saga Productions.