III International Workshop of Scenography

From July 30 to August 10, 2018

Director: Paco Azorín

Assistant Teacher: Pedro Chamizo


The International Workshop RCR is born of a way of understanding Architecture and Landscape from a humanistic spirit. The coexistence in a space and time of different creative disciplines creates synergies for mutual enrichment between the parties.

The workshop is designed following four main ideas that articulate the program:

  1. Competition Format: Closed exercises that condense a complex process within a specific time frame
  2. Transversality: An integrative interdisciplinary approach
  3. Sharing: Shared creativity fostering the capacity for dialogue
  4. Experience: Understanding derived from observation, participation and experience

Creativity must be at the origin of the concept, present at the initial moment where we give answer to the question we are asked, and should be shared by all Scenography creates ephemeral spaces that due to their short life must express, without concessions to doubt, an intention, an idea. Space expresses, in short, a way of understanding a human story.

The Program consists in

  • Creative Atelier. The workshop offers a brief approach to the elements that surround scenography: dramaturgy and poetry, ideas and images, illustration and plastic expression, intuition and craft, actor and spectator. It also reflects on the analogies and contrasts between scenography and architecture and will deal with the items of Space and Void. The Creative Atelier includes intern lectures, weekly reviews by RCR Arquitectes, and the optional participation in a module of the Dance Program for exploring the relation between body and space.
  • Open Program. An exhibition, a cycle of conferences and parallel activities, open to the public.
  • Excursion. Visit to constructed work by RCR Arquitectes.


  • Creative Atelier, from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Open Program, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Excursion, Saturday, August 4, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Teaching Load:  98,5 hours.

  • Creative Atelier, 85h.
  • Open Program, 9h.
  • Site visits, 4,5h.
Foto: Flavio Coddou


The workshop will take place in the Barberí Space, Calle Fontanella 26, 17800 Olot (Girona), Spain. The space is conditioned to develop the course.


Spanish is the common language. We recommend a basic knowledge of Spanish.

English is the second official language of the Summer Workshop. Those participating without knowledge of the Spanish will receive assistance during the Creative Atelier and the site visits. Consecutive interpreting of conferences is foreseen for the Open Program.


Participants of the II International Workshop of Scenography will receive a certificate issued by RCR BUNKA Fundació Privada.


Application Process

Requirements for your application to be considered:

  • Profile: The workshop is aimed at persons over the age of 18 years from all creative areas.
  • Computer skills: Recommended: AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign.
  • Online form: Submission of the online form with all details of the candidate.
  • Portfolio: Online submission of the portfolio including curriculum information in pdf format (max. 3 MB), with the file named as follows: portfolio-name-surname1-surname2.pdf.
  • Full documentation: Applications that do not provide all the requested documentation will be excluded from the selection process.
  • Admission: The submission of the application form does not guarantee the direct entry to the program. All candidates will be part of the selection process.
  • Registration: until Friday, April 20, 2018

Selection Process

  • Selection criteria: for the selection of participants will be considered the information on the online form and the portfolio.
  • Selection of participants:
    • First Call: until Friday, May 4, 2018. Communication to participants admitted, not admitted and on waiting list.
    • Second Call: until Friday, May 18, 2018. Communication to participants on waiting list.
  • Communications: All communications will be via e-mail.


Tuition Fee of 475 Euros.

The amount of the tuition fee is possible thanks to the collaboration of different public and private institutions, and companies, and is therefore subsidised.

Payment Conditions

  • Tuition Fee: The tuition fee amounts to a total of 475,00 Euros, and
    • includes the participation in the creative atelier, the access to the Open Program and the site visits. It includes also a civil responsibility insurance and a party at the end of the Summer Workshop.
    • does not include accommodation and maintenance of the participants. The participants will have to bring their own laptop.
  • First payment:
    • Participants admitted in the first call will make a first non-refundable payment of 175,00 Euros until Friday, May 11, 2018.
    • Participants on waiting list admitted in the second call will make a first non-refundable payment of 175,00 Euros until Friday, May 25, 2018.
    • Candidates who do not pay within the deadline will be automatically excluded from the program.
  • Second payment: Admitted participants will make a second payment of 300,00 Euros until Friday, June 15, 2018. Candidates who do not pay within the deadline will be automatically excluded from the program.
  • Cancellation Policy: In case of cancellation after Friday, June 22, 2018 the tuition fee will not be refunded. Cancellation will only be accepted in case of severe illness of the participant (need of written medical report).
  • Payment Method: In case of being admitted, we accept payments by
    • by bank transfer or credit card to the account number that we will provide you per e-mail.
    • by PayPal, with an increase that will be communicated per e-mail.
    • We do not accept bank charges. Please ensure the full amount of the tuition fee reaches us.

Medical Insurance

We recommend foreign participants to obtain a medical insurance.

Calendar II International Workshop of Scenography

Friday, April 20, 2018: End of applications for registration
Friday, May 4, 2018: End of first call: Communication to participants admitted, not admitted and on waiting list
Friday, May 11, 2018: End of first non-refundable payment of 300,00 Euros for admitted participants
Friday, May 18, 2018: End of second call: Communication to participants admitted from waiting list
Friday, May  25, 2018: End of first non-refundable payment of 300,00 Euros for admitted participants from waiting list
Friday, June 22, 2018: End of second payment de 500,00 Euros
Tuesday, July 30, 2018: Start of workshop
Friday, August 10, 2018: End of workshop

Foto: Javier Núñez González

Teaching staff


Paco Azorín


Stage director, scenographer

Paco Azorín (Yecla, 1974) was trained at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. He has signed more than 200 works in the field of opera, prose, zarzuela and dance, within the most prestigious European theatres. In Spain, he works mainly in theatres and public festivals, such as the Centro Dramático Nacional, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatre Lliure, Teatro Español, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya and Festival Grec Barcelona, among others.
He has directed opera, zarzuela and theater. The most outstanding titles include María Moliner by Antoni Parera Fons (Teatro de la Zarzuela), Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart (Teatro Comunale, Sassari, Italy), Otello by G. Verdi (Festival Castell de Peralada 2015), Salome by Richard Strauss (Festival of Merida), Una voce in off by Xavier Montsalvatge (Gran Teatre del Liceu), La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc (Teatros del Canal and Gran Teatre del Liceu), Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (Gran Teatre del Liceu and Teatro de la Maestranza), Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (Festival de Teatro Clásico de Mérida, Teatro Circo Murcia and Metaproducciones). Con los pies en la luna, a documentary opera by Antoni Parera Fons (Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro Real of Madrid and the Teatro de la Maestranza).

As a fond Shakespearean, in 2003 he founded and directed for four years the Shakespeare Festival of Santa Susana promoting the world premiere of Le jour des meurtres dans l’histoire d’Hamlet by Bernard-Marie Koltès.
As a set designer he has worked for many years with directors as Lluís Pasqual (La casa di Bernarda Alba, Amleto, La tempesta, Quitt) and Carme Portaceli (Riccardo III, Lear, Prometeo, La nostra clase). He also collaborated with Mario Gas, Francisco Negrín, Helena Pimenta, Sergi Belbel, Victor Ullate and Ernesto Caballero.

He has been awarded several times, among others, with the Campoamor Prize for the best production 2015, the Ceres Award to the best setn designer 2013, the Performing Arts Award to the best scenography 2008 and the Josep Solbes Award 2005, both by the Valencia Regional Government, the Butaca Awards 2009 and 2004, and the Crítica Serra d ́Or Award 2004. Critics have remarked on his interesting aesthetic contribution, as well as the variety of genres and formats showing a clearly personal line.


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Pedro Chamizo


Video Artist, Graphic designer, Stage Director, Actor, Lighting Designer and Producer

Pedro Chamizo (Mérida, Spain, 1983) has a degree in Drama from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He usually works as a video artist, graphic designer, stage director, actor, lighting designer and producer.

He is the founder of Metaproducciones, a platform for young artists that aims to generate scenic and musical projects. For his entrepreneurship in the theatrical area he was awarded  in 2013 with the Ceres Youth Award by the Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Mérida.

As a video artist, he has worked in the operas: María Moliner by A. Parera Fons, Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart. Otello by G. Verdi. La voix humaine by F. Poulenc. Una voce in off X. Montsalvatge. Salome R. Strauss, all of them directed by Paco Azorín.

In theatre, we can highlight his video creations for: Escuadra hacia la muerte by Alfonso Sastre, directed by Paco Azorín. El vídeo no el veu ningú by M. Crimp. TV&Misèria de la II Transició by A. Boronat, both directed by Carme Portaceli and Novecento by Alessandro Baricco, directed by Genevieve Pellicer.

He is the artistic director of Diana Navarro on his latest project “Resilience”. As stage director have participated in the talent contest Talent Madrid 2016 with the play “The Garden of Eden” by P. Martin.

He has collaborated with famous theaters in Spain such as the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Real in Madrid, the Centro Dramático Nacional, Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao or Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville. As well, he has worked in the most important festivals like the Festival Castell de Peralada, Festival de Teatro Clásico de Mérida,  Macerata Opera Festival (Italy), Grec Festival de Barcelona, Festival d’estiu de Sagunt, the Shakespeare Festival, and others.

His international debut has been in Italy at the Teatro Comunale di Sassari producing the opera Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart as a lighting designer and video artist.



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Alfons Flores


Director of the I Workshop of Scenography

Alfons Flores (L’Hospitalet del Llobregat, 1957) starts working as a scenographer in 1978 in the GAT group from l’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), being one of the founders. His works include sets for theater, opera, urban set design and large-scale events, working with directors such as Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus), Calixto Bieito, Joan Lluís Bozzo, Carlos Wagner, Joan Anton Rechi and Guy Joosten. His theatre activity has led him to release at such theatres as Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Teatro María Guerrero, Festival de Teatro Clásico de Mérida, Edinburgh International Festival, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Abbey Theatre, Festspillene i Bergen, Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar, among others.

Among his most representatives scenographies for theatre it is worth remarking: La casa de Bernarda Alba (1998), Bodas de sangre (2001), La Celestina (2004), Peer Gynt (2006), Los Persas, réquiem por un soldado (2007), Tirant lo Blanc (2007), La casa dels cors trencats (2009), Nit de reis (2010), Afinidades electivas (2011), Flames a la fosca (2013) and Ensam (2015).
His work for opera let him work at opera theaters such as Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro Real, English National Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Komische Oper, La Monnaie, Sydney Opera House, Theater Basel, Opéra de Lyon, Oper Frankfurt, Staatsoper Stuttgart and De Nederlandse Opera. Among his most representative opera sets it is worth remarking: Carmen (1999 y 2011), Un Ballo in Maschera (2000, 2010 y 2013), Don Giovanni (2002), Manon (2003), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2004), Wozzeck (2005 y 2009), La Fanciulla del West (2007), Le Grand Macabre (2009), Mahagonny (2010), Adriana Lecouvreur (2010), Król Roger (2011), Quarttet (2011), Oedipe (2011), Le Duc d’Albe (2012), Erwartung / Il prigioniero (2013), Madama Butterfly (2014), Faust (2014), Daphne (2014), El holandés errante (2014), Pelléas et Mélisande (2015), L’elisir d’amore (2015), Il Trovatore (2015) and Don Carlo (2016).

Currently he is preparing the operas Norma (London), La Bohème (Turin), Alceste (Lyon), Jeanne d’Arc (Frankfurt) and Madama Butterfly (Düsseldorf), the new musical Scaramouche (Barcelona) and a large-scale open air show (Beijing).
His works for big events and urban spaces let him take part in the Milennium’s Final Celebration at Santiago de Compostela, in the opening show of the Universal Forum of Cultures-Barcelona 2004, in the opening show of the International Exhibition Zaragoza 2008, in the show performanced at the Universal Exhibition in Shanghai 2010 named The Window of the City and the installation at the station Onze de Setembre of Barcelona’s Underground. His work has been awarded with the Barcelonian Critics Theater Prize in 1996, 1998 and 2009. In 2000 he received the Irish Times Theater Award to the best scenography for Las Comedias Bárbaras. He has been the director of the 1st International Workshop of Scenography.

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Carles Berga


Architect, Scenographer
Teacher of the workshop of Scenography

Carles Berga (Barcelona, 1978) holds a degree of Architecture from the Ramon Llull University of Barcelona. He started his professional activity in 2004 combining architecture and sceography. Since 2005 he collaborates with different artists like Alfons Flores, Lluís Danés, Franc Aleu, Valentina Carrasco, among others, creating scenegraphies for opera, theatre and big events. In recent years, he has designed scenographies for the Opera di Roma, the Opéra de Lyon, the Opéra National du Rhin and the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires. He has been assistant to the director of the 1st International Workshop of Scenography.


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Carme Umbría


Coordinator of the Workshop of Scenography

Carme Umbría (Granollers, 1964) holds a degree of Architecture from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona and works as an architect and townplanner. Since 2011, she collaborates with the scenographer Alfons Flores. She has been coordinator of the 1st International Workshop of Scenography.

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