Martín Zalakain

Dance and music show based on Zalacaín, the Adventurer

11 november 2017

Martín Zalakain is a young Basque boy from a fictitious village called Urbia. He is a mischievous boy who is brought up by the old innkeeper, Migel Tellagorri, following the death of his mother.  He hates Karlos Ohando, the village Chief, who had his eye on Martin’s sister. To ensure that he does not seduce her, Martin marries her off to his friend, Bautista Urbide. The newlyweds move to Iparralde, after which Bautista and Martín experienced many adventures.

This latest show by the Argia Company, directed by Juan Antonio Urbeltz, uses one of the Dancers and musicians go hand in hand with Ander Lipus and Harkaitz Cano, combining literature and dramaturgy with pre-classic dance, seeking a new understanding of our popular culture. Dance, games, music, song …  All of the expressions merge together.

Debut at the Arriaga Theatre

The team


Based on “Zalacaín,  the Adventurer” by Pio Baroja


Director and Choreographer: Juan Antonio Urbeltz

Stage Design and Interpretation: Ander Lipus.

Texts: Harkaitz Cano

Musicale Creations: Marian Arregi , Mikel Urbeltz

Wardrobe: Amaia Bueno and Claude Iruretagoyena

Dance Groups: Argia (Donostia), Kezka (Eibar), Haritz (Elgoibar), Duguna (Iruña),  Maritzuli (Miarritze) and Elai-Alai (Portugalete)

Musicians: Marian Arregi (accordion), Mikel Urbeltz (violin), Arantzazu Mujika (violin), MaiderUrbeltz (harp), Dugunako Musikariak (xistu, wind and percussion instruments), Ezpelur (dulzaina), Plectro (string instruments)




from €8,50 to €24 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: from 25% to 30%


105 minutes