NIPPON-KOKU. Marcos Morau & La Veronal
- Duration: 1h 17min
- Artistic assistant: Roberto Fratini
- Dramaturgy: Pablo Gisbert
- Lighting design: Albert Faura
- Set design: Enric Planas
- Costumes: David Delfín
- Music: Luis Miguel Cobo and collage*
- Choreographer assistant: Lorena Nogal
- Choreography: Marcos Morau & La Veronal in collaboration with the CND dancers
- Direction: Marcos Morau & La Veronal
- World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza on February 8th, 2014 at Naves del Español, Madrid (Spain).
As Kieslowski did in the eighties, the La Veronal company is creating a decalogue where each piece takes a country or city in the world as a starting point, creating an analogy between dance and geography. The pieces are not intended as a direct description of a place or country. Rather, they make use of elements suggested by the place-name to develop an idea, an argument.
Nippon-Koku, an original creation for Compañía Nacional de Danza, will complete that Decalogue. It is the first collaboration between CND & La Veronal. La Veronal is made up of artists that come from dance, cinema, photography and literature. The artistic team's mission is the constant search for new expressive media, for cultural references – cinema, literature, music and photography, mostly – and to commit to a strong narrative language with the intention of creating global art spaces.
- *Georg Friedrich Händel: Serse / Act 1 - Ombra mai fu (Largo);
- Franz Liszt: Liebestraum No.3 in A flat,
- S.541; Hanayo: Kimigayo;
- Los Panchos: Boku Wa Naichichi;
- John Philip Sousa: US Field Artillery;
- Japanese traditional music: Toheganse, Ninin Wank yû, Sha Kuhachi.