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).
Original idea: Àlex Serrano and Pau Palacios / Creation and performance: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, Diego Anido, Jordi Soler and Marlon Brando / Executive producer and direction assistant: Barbara Bloin / Creation and technology development: Martí Sánchez-Fibla / Lighting: cube.bz / Architect: Pau Vidal / Music and sound design: Roger Costa Vendrell and Diego Anido / Mouvement: Diego Anido / Dramaturgy advisor: Ferran Dordal / Costumes and set / design assistant: Núria Manzano / Project advisor: Víctor Molina / Management: Art Republic.
Festival TNT – Terrassa Noves Tendències / Agrupación Señor Serrano.
Oficina de Suport a la Iniciativa Cultural – Departament de Cultura / Beca a la creación del Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts (CoNCA) / Ayuda a la Creación Dramatúrgica en residencia de Iberescena / Beca Odyssée of France’s Ministry of Culture / Centre National des Écritures du Spectacle La Chartreuse / Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM) / Institut Ramon Llull
Award for the Most Innovative Show, International Dance and Theatre Fair 2013. Huesca (Spain)