Silver Lion 2015
On August 3, 2015, Agrupación Señor Serrano’s work was awarded the Silver Lion for innovation in theatre of the Venice Biennale in a ceremony held at the Palazzo Ca’ Giustinian. We are very proud of the prize and we believe that it is not entirely undeserved. However, not everyone thinks the same. It is fair to bring here the voices of dissent:
“The only real disappointment of the festival was Agrupación Señor Serrano to which this year was awarded the Silver Lion for innovation in theatre (we can’t see the possible reason for that): smart asses and malicious they presented a show in which the chase of American Indians, the hunting of Moby Dick and the capture of Bin Laden were put on the same plane. On stage, some platforms, a series of scale models of Bin Laden’s house in Pakistan, plastic action figures and miniature planes: and a camera amplifying all this on a large screen, as we have already seen in many shows. Where was all this going? I don’t know, from an ideological and political point of view, unless they pretended to trivially show the interweaving of fiction and reality. How original!”
Anna Bandettini, La Repubblica (16/08/2015).
Creation: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Ferran Dordal / Performance: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and David Muñiz / Voices: James Phillips (Matt) and Joe Lewis (young marine) / Project manager: Barbara Bloin / Video-creation: Jordi Soler / Sound design and soundtrack: Roger Costa Vendrell / Light design: Alberto Barberá / Scale models: Nuria Manzano / Costumes: Alexandra Laudo / Technology advisors: Eloi Maduell and Martí Sánchez-Fibla / Legal advisor: Cristina Soler / Project advisor: Víctor Molina / Photographer: Nacho Gómez / Management: Art Republic.
Agrupación Señor Serrano, GREC 2014 Festival de Barcelona, Hexagone Scène Nationale Arts et Sciences – Meylan, Festival TNT – Terrassa Noves Tendències, Monty Kultuurfaktorij, La Fabrique de Théâtre – Province de Hainaut.
Festival Hybrides de Montpellier, Festival Differenti Sensazioni, Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat, Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM), Institut Ramon Llull.
Critics Prize 2014, New Trends. Barcelona (Spain).
Award of the president of the Moravian-Silesian Region Miroslav Novák, Spectaculo Interesse Festival 2015. Ostrava (Czech Republic).
Lalka tez Czlowiek Distinction Prize, PIHT Festival 2016. Warsaw (Poland).