The Scenographer presents
Poetics of the visible and the invisible. Paco Azorín, director and scenographer.
“Theatre is an external ally of the spiritual way, and it exists to offer glimpses, inevitably of short duration,
of an invisible world that interpenetrates the daily world and is normally ignored by our senses.”
(Peter Brook from: “There Are No Secrets”)
Make visible the invisible. To give form to a magnificent new world. Generate. Build in order to shatter preconceptions, that which is already done, already seen and heard. Strip bare. Get right down to the marrow, the core that underpins and permeates an opera or play and from there give birth to a new organism whose nervous system consists of the visible lines of a body that materialises in the scenic space. Play in order to create. Create in order to play. Design, direct, give rise to a form of life. Communicate in the deepest sense of the term. And work, labour, work. Never stifle curiosity.
These are the poetics, and the ethics, of Paco Azorín (1974), scenographer and director, but also lighting designer, administrator, producer, professor as well as costume designer and actor at the dawn of hs career. The expression ‘man of the theatre’ does not entirely include his biography or his completed projects, neither does it include opera, which is substantial for this hyperactive, or rather, hyperproductive creator, as his demeanor is that of a calm and composed man.
(testo di Nieves Perez-Abad)
‘You don’t want just poetry, you don’t want just short stories, you don’t want just essays and reviews, you don’t want just book recommendations.
You want all these things and you want them with passion. That is The Scenographer for you, newly designed, ready to take off.’
(Henning Brockhaus Theatre Designer. Artistic Director of The Scenographer Magazine)
text by José Gabriel López Antuñano
SPECIAL COSTUME DESIGN
The Art Of Drawing The Costume
The Scenographer launches a new series celebrating the art of sketching for costume design. We showcase an exceptional collection of character-specific drawings for theatre performance, of studies in line drawings and painted figures for the creation of theatrical costumes. These designs are the foundation of any staged performance, skillful figure drawings sketched by great costume designers for feature film and opera productions.
Theatre Architecture Innovation
THE SPACE AND THE IMAGE
THE SPACE AND THE IMAGE is the new title of the brand new training programme that SCSA will be presenting this autumn at the Faculty of Architecture, Università della Sapienza in Rome.
This training programme will run for two or three seasons, with sessions scheduled every two months. The Space and the Image is a series of wide-ranging bi-monthly events hosting architects, theatre directors, scenographers, lighting artists, sound technicians and visual designers, invited to talk about and freely explore a range of architectural based themes that span explorative contemporary theatre, and installations that in some way redesign or re-model the urban space. Particular emphasis is placed on the kind of architecture that draws upon experimentation in forms of visual and spatial art. Though continuing to use the “word”, this kind of theatre does not necessarily place verbal expression at the heart of its communicative process, preferring to experiment in contaminations with multimedia visual installations, pictorial art and architectural forms, thus developing a study of the image and the space that is both dynamic and innovative.
THE SPACE AND THE IMAGE
Conferences, video projections, perfomances
Programme starts: October 2017
Registration starts: September 2017
LEAVE A MESSAGE
A MEETING WITH VINICIO CHELI (lighting designer)
Il lighting designer Vinicio Cheli meets the students at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome.
SCSA organized a meeting with the great lighting designer VINICIO CHELI at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome on the occasion of the first night of Sofia Coppola’s “LA TRAVIATA”, for which Cheli designed the lighting.
The video is subtitled in English.
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MARCEL LI’ ANTUNEZ ROCA
MARCEL LI’ ANTUNEZ ROCA
Text by Antonio Pizzo. Prof. Ass. Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Torino
In february 2014, the arts santa mònica museum in Barcelona celebrated Marcel•Lí Antúnez Roca’s artistic career with a large exhibition called Systematurgy. The entire second floor of the museum was arranged to contain almost all the videos, sculptures, physical interfaces and interactive installations produced over More than twenty years of investigation into the field of interactive art. Should we wonder why a theatre artist and performer finds himself at ease in a gallery of contemporary art, rather than in a theatre? Do we have to regard him as a theatre director or as an installation artist? Is he a set designer? Needless to say, these questions do not apply to his activity, and here we will explain why.