Data | © Manuel Roque
Data | © Manuel Roque
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Meet The Artistic Director Of Hiroshima Art Space, Gaston Core

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Updated: 24 April 2017
Gaston Core is an actor, dancer, stage director and cultural manager, who received a degree in stage direction and dramaturgy from the Theatre Institute of Barcelona. He has created and directed several scenic pieces such as Phaedra or Dogs of Paradise and Yira, along with the company La Zoologica, which he founded in 2011. He is now the director and artistic director of Hiroshima, an innovative space dedicated to the exploration and promotion of contemporary art. 


Gaston Core | © Lorenzo Cerrina

Gaston Core | © Lorenzo Cerrina

What is the most unusual request you’ve had’

Someone once requested to rent the venue for a birthday celebration.

What advice would you give to someone who was trying to break into the business?

First of all, study the market, obviously; calculate your deficit, being pessimistic; work well in advance and with very clear objectives (and bearable). Besides all that, imagine, dream, believe in yourself and in people who nevertheless decide to follow you.

What’s next?

Carrying on working. In two years’ time we aim to have developed strong international collaboration strategies. In three years’ time, I want us to be fully sustainable. Thereafter, I want to return to the creation and direction of dance and theatre, and to do so, manage my time better. Go to the gym.


Data | © Manuel Roque

Data | © Manuel Roque

How would you like to be remembered’

This one is creepy. A strong character.

If you could only bring three things to a desert island, what would they be?

A mirror, a photograph, and money to remember how absurd civilization is.


Hiroshima art space | Courtesy of Hiroshima

Hiroshima art space | Courtesy of Hiroshima

How would you describe Hiroshima in 80 characters?

Independent project dedicated to new scenes, contemporary creation and live music.


Sweet or savory? Sweet by night and savory during the day.

Apple or Android’ Obviously Apple.

Coffee or tea? Coffee with very hot rice milk.

Fame or money? Professional recognition.

Digital or film? Nostalgically film.

Alone or together? Together always.


Le Petit Chaperon Rouge | Courtesy of Hiroshima

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge | Courtesy of Hiroshima


By Tara Jessop