Yoko Taira

Naciturus is the first work by this young choreographer for the main company of the Compañía Nacional de Danza, to which she has belonged since 1988, first as a dancer and later as choreographic assistant to Nacho Duato.

  • World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid (Spain), Octotber 16th 2003

It is an intimate and personal work, a radiography of the soul. Sexuality, eroticism, maternity, together with passion, pain and tenderness, a flood of emotions that impact the spectator visually through the bodies of the eight dancers, who, according to Taira, are also co-responsible for the creative development of the piece. Through them, the choreographer bares her soul and shamelessly exhibits her most intimates impulses and wishes, thus creating a universe of beauty and tenderness, with great subtlety and enormous originality in her use of gestures.


  • Choreography:
    Yoko Taira
  • Music:
    Tujiko Noriko, Susumu Yokota y David Edwards
  • Set Design, Video and Lighting Design:
    Tomás Muñoz
  • Costume Design:
    Amparo Utrilla
  • Set made by:
    Arturo Balseiro
  • Costumes made by:
    CND wardrobe
  • Video:
    Gonzalo López-Gallego y José David Gonzalo (Gotham Estudios)
  • Running time:
    27 minutes
  • Premiere cast:
    Tamako Akiyama, Ana María López, Luisa María Arias, Ana Tereza Gonzaga, Rafael Rivero, Gentian Doda, Fabrice Edelmann, Dimo Kirilov