Arte, pasión y solera


From 14th of August to 15th of August


1 hour and 30 minutes


Arte, pasión y solera

Since its creation in 1998, ARTE Y SOLERA (the Mayumi Kagita and Hiroki Sato Flamenco Dance Company) has focused on creating flamenco works in and from Japan, where the genre is extremely popular, respecting the traditions and techniques of the art form while at the same time taking the culture and traditional arts of Japan into account.

The company has also accepted the challenge of performing ningyo joruri (puppet theatre) and kabuki works through the medium of flamenco, and that of dancing to flamenco sung in Japanese, thus shattering a practice that had become taboo.

As part of the programme dedicated to this year’s guest country, the company proudly presents their show Art, Passion and Solera at the Veranos de la Villa Festival, a production that seeks to find common ground between flamenco and kabuki, with a special guest appearance by the well-known actor Kazutaro Nakamura, and to thereby create a new art form by merging the two traditions. Although the show’s ten acts do not tell a specific story as such, they do discover a common language that transcends borders.

An ARTE Y SOLERA production

Organised by: The Japan Foundation

Co-organised by: ARTE Y SOLERA



Supervision: Mayumi Kagita

Direction, choreography and composition: Hiroki Sato

With the special participation of Kazutaro Nakamura (a Kabuki actor)


Mayumi Kagita

Hiroki Sato

Tomoko Kudo

Yumi Gon

Mamiko Kashiwa

Yoko Azuma

Mao Nakazato

Fuyuka Kawamatsu

Sae Arahama

Mito Konishi

Mayu Onodera

Kirari Yamazaki

Megumi Tsuji

Yoshio Yano

Sanshiro Sueki

Nobuyoshi Nakane


Sho Asano (Tsugaru Shamisen - Japanese instrument)

Antonio de la Malena (Singing)

Ana de los Reyes (Singing)

Antonio Malena hijo (Guitar)

Makoto Saito (Guitar)

Ale de Gitanería (Percussion)

Renzo Ruggiero (Nyckelharpa)

Toru Yamasaki (Tsukeuchi)

Mao Nakazato (Vocals)

Chie Nakajima (Composition/Piano/Vocals)


Kazutaro Nakamura (Kabuki actor)

Hikaru Nakamura (Kuroko)

From 14th of August to 15th of August


1 hour and 30 minutes


Accessibility type

Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Conde Duque


Place of employment information:


  • Metro: Ventura Rodríguez (línea 3), San Bernardo (líneas 2 y 4), Noviciado (línea 2), Plaza de España (líneas 3 y 10).
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  • Bicimad: Estación 13 (calle Conde Duque, 22).
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