Dance

Catalonia

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60 min.

In residency at sala Hiroshima
A production by Sala Hiroshima and Festival Grec

When The New York Times journalist Sam Anderson became aware of the death of the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, he took a flight to Kenya to observe and narrate in detail the daily lives of the last two representatives of this species, which would disappear definitely from the earth when they died. The indifferent image of these individuals vis-à-vis the fate of their species gave the reporter a sense of peace, at a time of global uncertainty.

Core seeks, through a formal research of different styles of urban dance (Krumping, Finger Tutting, Waving, Afro …), to offer the image of the man who dances because he has discovered, that, as Paul Valéry puts it, we have “too much energy for our needs”. That is, to present dance as excess, as a celebration derived from life. Dance to exhaustion, dance to the end because maybe there is nothing more that can be done.

Dancer, actor, cultural manager and graduate in stage direction and dramaturgy from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, ​​Gaston Core has directed Hiroshima since 2015. In this piece, he puts the dancer Oulouy outside his urban context, in the center of a theater hall, in front of a theater audience. Aren’t we all a bit like the mother and daughter of white rhinos, beings out of context waiting indifferently for an end to which we feel alien?

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Festival GREC

Through maximum aesthetic simplicity and starting from urban dances, this choreographic solo wonders about the possibility of happiness in the face of the chaos of the world.

Artistic card

Concept, dramaturgy & direction: Gaston Core
Choreography: Gaston Core & Oulouy
Dancer: Oulouy
Choreographic collaboration: Aina Alegre
Sound design: Jorge da Rocha
Light design and technical direction: Ivan Cascon
Documentation, photography & video: Alice Brazzit
Styling: Juanjo Villalba
Promotion & media: Haizea Arrizabalaga
Coordination & administration: Zuriñe Ruiz, Pau Masaló (Sala Hiroshima)

© Alice Brazzit
© Alice Brazzit