Shichimi togarashi


To go in close means forgetting convention, reputation, reasoning, hierarchies and self.
It also means risking incoherence, even madness.

John Berger

The piece is based on the journey of our first meeting (Juan and Amalia). We start from two separate wills that interact and find common sensitive areas through a drift of thought and action that produce a representational unfolding. Spectators are witnesses of how we behave in our own fantasies and how we reflect on the different realities. Understanding that reality = fantasy divided by the meters that you are separated from that fantasy.


Conceived, directed and performed by Juan Domínguez and Amalia Fernández.
Music by The jazz renegades, The Cure and Chaka khan
Graphic design: Andrés Martínez
Produced by Juan Domínguez
Co produced by Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini, Valenciennes; Théâtre de L’Usine, Geneva; La Porta, Barcelona; and Dirección General de Promoción Cultural de la Consejería de Cultura y Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid.
With the support of La Casa Encendida, Madrid; La FuNdicIOn Aretoa, Bilbao; and Asociación de Vecinos de Zarzalejo.


Premiered at Festival Lignes de Corps, Valenciennes. 22-23 November 2006
Festival Particules Theatre de L’Usine, Geneva. 11-12 January 2007
Festival LP, Barcelona. 16-17 March 2007
La Fundición, Bilbao. 21-22 April 2007
Festival In-Presentable, Madrid. 14-15 June 2007
Festival Belluard Bollwerk International, Fribourg. 6 July 2007
Mugatxoan, Fundação de Serralves, Porto. 4 July 2008
Laboral, Gijón. 18 July 2008
CNN, Montpellier. 9 October 2008
Festival Mira, Burdeaux. 8 November 2008
Festival Dansa Valencia, Valencia. 24-26 March 2009
Festival Tanz im August – Sommer bar, Berlin. 16 August 2009
Xing, Bolonia. 20 October 2009
Festival Endanza, Sevilla. 11-12 December 2010
Festival Les Inaccoutumés, La Ménagerie de Verre, Paris. 18-20 November 2010
Festival A ras de suelo, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 20 April 2012
Festival Danzaalborde, Valparaiso. 18 October 2013
Hacer historia(s). Cicle de retro_performances. Barcelona. 10-11 October 2015