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The Very Last Northern White Rhino

Gaston Core

Sala Hiroshima 14/07 - 16/07

With the utmost aesthetic simplicity, and based on urban dance, this choreographic solo questions the very possibility of happiness in the face of the chaos of the world.

When the New York Times journalist Sam Anderson knew about the death of the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, he took a flight to Kenya to observe and narrate in detail the daily lives of the last two representatives of this species, which would disappear definitely from the earth once they would have died. The indifferent image of these individuals vis-à-vis the fate of their species gave the reporter a sense of peace, at a time of global uncertainty.

Core seeks, through a formal investigation of different styles of urban dance (Krumping, Finger Tutting, Waving, Afro …), to offer the image of the man who dances because he has discovered that, as Paul Valéry puts it, we have “too much energy for our needs”. That is, to present dance as excess, as a celebration derived from life. Dance to exhaustion, dance to the end because maybe there is nothing more that can be done.

Dancer, actor, cultural manager and graduate in stage direction and dramaturgy from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, ​​Gaston Core has directed Hiroshima since 2015. In this piece, he puts the dancer Oulouy outside his urban context, in the center of a theater hall, in front of a theater audience. Aren’t we all a bit like that mother and daughter of white rhinos, beings out of context waiting indifferently for an end to which we feel alien?

A 2021 Barcelona Grec Festival and Sala Hiroshima co-production.

In collaboration with Centre Cívic Barceloneta.

Artistic card

Concept and choreography: Gaston Core Dancer: Oulouy In collaboration with: Aina Alegre Sound space: Jorge da Rocha Light and technical direction: Ivan Cascon Documentation, photography and video: Alice Brazzit Stylism: Eva Bernal Promotion and media: Haizea Arrizabalaga Coordination and administration: Zuriñe Ruiz, Pau Masaló (Sala Hiroshima) Aknowledgements: Juanjo Villalba, Mario R.

Multimedia gallery


Discipline Hybrid scene

Dates and schedules Wednesday 14/7 - 21:00 H Thursday 15/7 - 21:00 H Friday 16/7 - 21:00 H

Space Sala Hiroshima

Duration 55 min

Price 18 €

Other criteria Coproduction


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