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: Diego Anido, Pablo Rosal, Wang Ping-Hsiang, David Muñiz and Nico Roig / Music: Nico Roig / Video programming: David Muñiz / Video creation: Vicenç Viaplana / Space and scale models: Àlex Serrano and Silvia Delagneau / Costumes: Silvia Delagneau / Light design: Cube.bz / Choreography: Diego Anido / Soundscape: Roger Costa Vendrell / Technical support: Sergio Roca / Direction assistant: Martín García Guirado / English consultant: Jennifer Ballinger / Production chief: Barbara Bloin / Executive producer: Paula Sáenz de Viteri / Management: Art Republic.
GREC 2018 Festival de Barcelona / Teatros del Canal / Teatre Lliure / Manchester Home Theatre / Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles / Groningen Grand Theatre / FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts / CSS Teatro Stabile di Innovazione del Friuli – Venezia Giulia / Teatro Stabile del Veneto – Teatro Nazionale / Romaeuropa Festival.
Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya / CCCB Kosmopolis / Sala Beckett / Teatre Auditori de Granollers / Xarxa Transversal / Graner – Mercat de les Flors.