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).
Direction: Alex Serrano / Dramaturgy: Pau Palacios and Alex Serrano / Performers and Creation Collaborators: Ester Forment and Diego Anido / Choregraphy: Ester Forment / Assistant Director – Production: Barbara Bloin / Lighting Design – Costumes: Isabel Franco / Interactive Video Application: Martí Sánchez Fibla / Videos: Josep Maria Marimon / Music: Sebastian García Ferro / Project Consultants: Víctor Molina and Roberto Fratini.
Festival TNT – Terrassa Noves Tendències and Agrupación Señor Serrano.
Departament de Cultura i Mitjans de Comunicació de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Festival PNRM d’Olot, L’Estruch de Sabadell and III Encuentros Magalia.
Prize Projectes d’Arts Escèniques, Lleida 2007.