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Prague Crossroads | Kukai Dantza & Marcos Morau / La Veronal: Oskara – photo: Gorka BravoPrague Crossroads | Kukai Dantza & Marcos Morau / La Veronal: Oskara – photo: Gorka Bravo


Kukai Dantza & Marcos Morau / La Veronal

Prague Crossroads Festival

The New Stage
Prague Crossroads Festival
Czech surtitles
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    October 2023

    Tuesday 10. 10.

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    Basic information


    The New Stage

    Approximate running time

    1 hour, no intermission

    Accompanying programme

    Q&A after the performance in the New Stage's foyer.

    ‘Oskara’ combines two different artistic worlds of two dance companies (Kukai Dantza referring to the traditional Basque dance and La Veronal led by one of the most prominent and progressive contemporary choreographers Marcos Morau). Thanks to these two different views on dance, they created a production oscillating between tradition, a return to the roots and a very avant-garde way of dance expression.


    • 2023-2024


    Stage director
    Jon Maya Sein
    Choreography and Concept
    Marcos Morau
    Choreography Assistants
    Lorena NogalMarina Rodríguez
    Pablo Gisbert
    Light design
    David Bernués
    Costume design
    Iraia Oiartzabal
    Kukai Dantza


    Oskara is an installation work that reviews some aspects of Basque culture, myths, from their origins to the present time, describing a plastic and emotional path of symbols and iconography with an ambiguous and disconcerting force which, in the most absolute way, contains within it the history of human experience. The dramatic code points towards a performance structured by an accentuated, almost violent, language of abstraction, where only the order of the arrangements can provide certain sensory logic.

    For Oskara, La Veronal continues with its investigations into the power of the image through the opposition of the images themselves in a labyrinthine plot that evokes in the audience an attractive experience of missteps and discoveries through the explosive combination of dance, text and image, and where each individual will find their own representation.

    Marcos Morau / La Veronal / Kukai Dantza

    Marcos Morau is one of today’s most prominent choreographers. He received the National Dance Award 2013 in Spain, and is currently working for the most prestigious dance companies, as well as on creations of his own such as the La Veronal company. This company is creating a series of works that take as a starting point a country or city in the world, creating an analogy between dance and geography. Kukai Dantza Company, National Dance Award 2017 in Spain, is considered to be a reference point in present-day culture in the Basque Country. Its director and choreographer, Jon Maya, has managed to create an original new style, which is recognisable on the international scene. The company comprises dantzaris who have been dancing since the age of 6 and have been together in the company since the age of 16. They have together evolved towards new ways of understanding performing arts in tune with modern times. 

    Official photos: Gorka Bravo, Pierre Balancey

    The Instituto Cervantes, within its Baila España programme, collaborates in the presentation of the dance show Oskara by Kukai Dantza at the Prague Crossroads Festival of the National Theatre in Prague, within the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Music and Performing Arts 2023, co-organised by Instituto Cervantes and INAEM (Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport), in the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan – financed by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.

    Photo and video gallery


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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 September at 9am we selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of February 2024.

    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Parking at the National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.


    Buffets on the New Stage

    Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.