Nippon Koku

Marcos Morau & La Veronal en colaboración con los bailarines de la CND

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.

  • World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Naves del Español in Matadero, Madrid (Spain) February 8th, 2014

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.


  • Choreography:
    Marcos Morau & La Veronal in collaboration with the CND dancers
  • Music:
    Luis Miguel Cobo and collage* (*Georg Friedrich Händel: Serse / Act 1 - Ombra mai fu (Largo); Franz Liszt: Liebestraum No.3 en La bemol mayor, S.541; Hanayo: Kimigayo; Los Panchos: Boku Wa Naichichi; John Philip Sousa: US Field Artillery; Música tradicional japonesa: Toheganse, Ninin Wank yû, Sha kuhachi.)
  • Assistant to the choreographer:
    Lorena Nogal
  • Dramaturgy:
    Pablo Gisbert
  • Set Design:
    Enric Planas
  • Costume Design:
    David Delfín
  • Lighting Design:
    Albert Faura
  • Assistance in dramaturgy:
    Roberto Fratini
  • Running time:
    1 h. 17 minutes
  • Premiere cast:
    Mar Aguiló, Tamako Akiyama, Elisabet Biosca, Antonio de Rosa, Emilia Gisladöttir, Agnès López, Jessica Lyall, Isaac Montllor, Mattia Russo, Daan Vervoort, Lucio Vidal