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: Diego Anido, Martí Sánchez-Fibla, Àlex Serrano and Pau Palacios / Assistant director and executive producer: Barbara Bloin / Interactive video: Martí Sánchez-Fibla / Video production: Josep Maria Marimon / Masks: Silvia Delagneau / Lighting consultant: Alex Aviñoa / Scientific consultant: Irene Lapuente. La Mandarina de Newton / Music: Roger Costa (themes Gummies, Spaces and Metals) / Singer: Susanna Abellán (Gummies) / Project advisor: Víctor Molina / Management: Art Republic.
Festival Hybrides de Montpellier and Agrupación Señor Serrano.
Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Centre National des Écritures du Spectacle, Stalker Teatro, Programme Odyssée – ACCR du Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Sala Beckett, Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM), Institut Ramon Llull.
Wojciech Olejnik Award and Jury’s Special Prize to the Most Creative Show, PIHT Festival 2013, Warsaw (Poland).
Jury’s Special Prize, Banialuka Festival 2012, Bielsko Biala (Poland).