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: Agrupación Señor Serrano / Dramaturgy and direction: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, Ferran Dordal / Performance: Anna Pérez Moya, Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, David Muñiz / Voice: Amelia Larkins / Music: Nico Roig / Video programming: David Muñiz / Video creation: Jordi Soler Quintana / Set design and scale models: Lola Belles, Àlex Serrano / Set design assistant: Mariona Signes / Costumes: Lola Belles / Light design: Cube.bz / Digital mask: Román Torre / Production director: Barbara Bloin / Producer: Paula Sáenz de Viteri / Technical director: David Muñiz / Management: Art Republic.
GREC Festival de Barcelona / Teatre Lliure / Conde Duque Centro de Cultura Contemporánea / CSS Teatro Stabile di Innovazione del Friuli – Venezia Giulia / Teatro Stabile del Veneto – Teatro Nazionale / Zona K / Monty Kultuurfaktorij / Grand Theatre / Feikes Huis.
Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat / Graner – Mercat de les Flors.