Díptico del desierto: The Very Last Northern White Rhino + Chorus
Let yourself be seduced by this magnificent wrap-around show comprising two pieces of contemporary dance and kathak dance.
Díptico del desierto is a performing project made up of two pieces: a solo and a group dance directed by the director and choreographer Gaston Core.
The Very Last Northern White Rhino is a journey from darkness to light, a celebration of life through dance, amid the chaos of the world. Dancing till you drop, dancing until the end because maybe there is nothing more to be done. Through research into different urban dance styles this piece presents dance as excess, as a celebration derived from life. Dancing till you drop, dancing until the end because maybe there is nothing more to be done.
Chorus is inspired by Aeschylus’ tragedy The Suppliants, in which a group of women flee from their country in search of freedom, confronting together another band of humans that will have to decide their fate. Through the deconstruction of kathak dance the piece recovers an archaic trait of the tragedy: the chorus as the protagonist. A journey between the mythological and the social, between the fantastic and the present day, between classical aesthetics and contemporary movement.
Gaston Core is a stage manager, dramaturge, cultural manager, dancer and actor, and he has been the director of the Sala Hiroshima since 2015. Currently his work as a choreographer is focused on investigating different expressive essences of dance in collaboration with other artists and creators.