Spanish Federation of Dance Companies Network

Lucía Vázquez and Satoshi Kudo collaborate again in a new dance piece: Hasekura project presents a symbiosis between Japan and Spain, contemporary dance, traditional Japanese music and contemporary Spanish music, contemporary painting made with traditional techniques of Japanese calligraphy and most importantly, the creation between artists from these two countries and cultures so different and what each of them in their artistic field and role in the show, has explored to connect history and modernity.

Starting from the history of Hasekura Tsunenaga, the journey he undertook as Sendai’s ambassador until his arrival in 1615 in Spain and the legacy he left in the Sevillian municipality of Coria del Río in the form of the family name Japón, is proposed in this contemporary dance piece with live music a story that could have happened, or not, in that historic event, just like more than 400 years later its protagonists have felt it.

Credits and datasheet
Premiered: 06/03/2020 / Available

-LUCÍA VÁZQUEZ & SATOSHI KUDO-
DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY: Satoshi Kudo.
LIVE MUSIC AND MUSIC COMPOSITION: Shogo Yoshii and Iván Caramés Bohigas.
LIGHTING DESIGN: Carmen Mori.
COSTUME: Cristina López-Lago.
ARTIST / CALLIGRAPHY: Yudai Fujita.
PERFORMERS: Natalia Jiménez Gallardo, Lucía Vázquez and Satoshi Kudo.
IN COLLABORATION WITH Instituto Cervantes Tokyo, Zagreb Dance Center, Centro Andaluz de Danza and Konstnärsnämnden / the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
THANKS TO Coria del Río City Council, Villa de La Rinconada Cultural Center, Noriko Seki / Kobe University, HIBIKUS, Sandra Ortega, Adrián García, Alexandra Gilbert, Juan Manuel Suárez Japan, Jesús Vázquez, María Jesús Madrid and Miguel Marín.