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 / Voice: Simone Milsdochter / Project manager: Barbara Bloin / Lighting design and video programming: Alberto Barberá / Sound design and soundtrack: Roger Costa Vendrell / Video creation: Vicenç Viaplana / Scale models: Saray Ledesma and Nuria Manzano / Costumes: Nuria Manzano / Production assistant: Marta Baran / Scientific consultant: Irene Lapuente. La Mandarina de Newton/ Project advisor: Víctor Molina / Legal advisor: Cristina Soler / Management: Art Republic.
Grec 2016 Festival de Barcelona, Agrupación Señor Serrano, Fabrique de Théâtre – Service des Arts de la Scène de la Province de Hainaut, Festival TNT – Terrassa Noves Tendències, Monty Kultuurfaktorij and Festival Konfrontacje Teatralne.
Cultural Office of Spain’s Embassy in Brussels, Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Centre International de Formation en Arts du Spectacle de Bruxelles, Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y la Música (INAEM) and Institut Ramon Llull.
Mini animal toys sponsorship: Safari Ltd.
Special effects sponsorship: Nasa FX
Critics Prize 2016, New Trends. Barcelona (Spain).
Butaca Prize, Catalan Theatre Audience Awards, New Dramaturgies. Barcelona (Spain).