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 centre of a black box, in front of a live audience.
Born in Buenos Aires, Gaston Core trained as a performer and dancer and studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Based in Europe since 2001, he continued training in both areas; on the one hand, he completed a degree in Dramaturgy and Direction at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona while collaborating with the European film producer and distributor Paco Poch.
In 2008 he became interested in cultural management and planned and directed an indoors and outdoors performing arts festival produced by the City Council of Terrassa and the local Performing Arts Centre. He collaborated with different companies where he worked as a performer and director-playwright until in 2012, when he decided to commit exclusively to the Sala Hiroshima’s project. He conceived and directed this venue until its closure in 2021, supporting, producing and disseminating the most innovative trends in the international contemporary scene.
In 2018 he took an official Master’s in Contemporary Thought from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Barcelona. Then he returned to the work of directing, dramaturgy and choreographic composition. His first artistic project is a Diptych, of which the first part is this choreographic solo in collaboration with Oulouy, a dancer specialised in urban and African dances. The second part of this project is Chorus, a group piece in which he will collaborate with 12 kathak dancers, starting from the same methodological approach: to modify the dynamics and recognisable forms of those dances, in order to explore their expressive essence.