IV International Workshop of Scenography
From July 19 to August 2, 2019
Director: Bibiana Puigdefàbregas
Assistant Teacher: Albert Pascual
RCR Summer Workshop is born of a way of understanding Architecture and Landsacpe 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:
- Competition Format: Closed exercises that condense a complex process within a specific time frame
- Transversality: An integrative interdisciplinary approach
- Sharing: Shared creativity fostering the capacity for dialogue
- 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 as 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 1:00 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Open Program, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Excursion, Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Teaching Load: 88,5 hours.
- Creative Atelier, 67h.
- Open Program, 15,5h.
- Site visits, 6h.
The workshop will take place in the archives of RCR BUNKA Private Foundation, Calle Fontanella 21, 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 IV International Workshop of Scenography will receive a certificate issued by RCR BUNKA Fundació Privada.
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 12, 2019
- Selection criteria: for the selection of participants will be considered the information on the online form and the portfolio.
- Places planned: 20
- Selection of participants:
- First Call: until Friday, April 26, 2019. Communication to participants admitted, not admitted and on waiting list.
- Second Call: until Friday, May 17, 2019. Communication to participants on waiting list.
- Communications: All communications will be via e-mail.
Tuition Fee of 500 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. See Collaborators 2019
- Tuition Fee: The tuition fee amounts to a total of 500,00 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.
- Participants admitted in the first call will make the payment of the tuition fee until Friday, May 10, 2019.
- Participants on waiting list admitted in the second call will make the payment of the tuition fee until Friday, May 31, 2019.
- Candidates who do not pay within the deadline will be automatically excluded from the program.
- Cancellation Policy: In case of cancellation after Friday, June 14, 2019 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.
We recommend foreign participants to obtain a medical insurance.
Calendar of Admissions to the IV International Workshop of Scenography
Friday, April 12, 2019: End of applications for registration
Friday, April 26, 2019: End of first call: Communication to participants admitted, not admitted and on waiting list
Friday, May 10, 2019: End of full payment of tuition fee for admitted participants
Friday, May 17, 2019: End of second call: Communication to participants admitted from waiting list
Friday, May 31, 2019: End of full payment of tuition fee for admitted participants from waiting list
Monday, July 15, 2019: Start of workshop
Friday, August 2, 2019: End of workshop
Bibiana Puigdefàbregas i Sagristà
Director of the IV Workshop of Scenography
Bibiana Puigdefàbregas i Sagristà (Sant Pol de Mar, Spain, 1972) has a degree in dramatic art, specializing in scenography, by the Institut del Teatre of the Provincial Government of Barcelona, and has studied architecture at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Since 1998 she has been working as a professional scenographer.
Since then she has done the scenography for several shows directed by Àlex Rigola such as La màquina d’aigua (Festival de Sitges 1999), Un cop baix (Festival de Sitges 2000), Titus Andrònic (Festival Grec 2000), Woyzeck (Teatro Romea 2001) , Suzuki I and II (Teatre Lliure 2001), El Cancionero de Palacio (Festival de Perelada, 2003), Glengarri Glen Roos (Teatre Lliure 2003, nominated for the Butaca Award), Santa Joana dels escorxadors (Teatre Grec 2004), Richard III ( Festival de Teatro Clásico de Almagro), European House (Teatre Lliure 2005, Premi Butaca 2007), and finally Der fliegende Holländer (Gran Teatre del Liceu 2007).
She has worked with the stage director Ramón Simó, signing sceographies of shows such as Calígula (2004), Fuente Ovejuna (2005), Arcàdia (2007), and La Dama de Reus (2008), all of them premiered at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya. With the author and director Carol López, she has done the scenography of shows such as Germanes (La Villarroel 2008), Boulevard (La Villarroel 2009), Tres dones i un llop (La Villarroel 2010), or Così fan tutte (Gran Teatre del Liceu 2012). She has collaborated with stage directors such as Josep Maria Mestres, Magda Puyo, Rafael Durán, Mario Gas or Sven Eric Bechtolf or Xicu Masó, doing the scenographies of some of their productions.
Since 2007 she is teacher of performance design at the Institut del Teatre, where she has been Head of Scenography from 2013 to 2017. She has been invited to teach scenography in places such as the San Martín Theater in Buenos Aires (2006) or the University of Basque Country (2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011).
She has published the article “Landscape as the Backgroud for Scenic Art” in the Theater and Performance Design magazine published by the Prague Quadriennial and “Taylor and Francis Group” (April 2016).
Scenographer and Costume Designer
Assistant Teacher of the IV Workshop of Scenography
Stage Director, Scenographer
Director of the II and III Workshop of Scenography
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.
Video Artist, Graphic Designer, Stage Director, Actor, Lighting Designer and Producer
Assistant Teacher of the II and III Workshop of Scenography
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.
Director of the I Workshop of Scenography
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.
Assistant Teacher of the I 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.
Coordinator of the I Workshop of Scenography
The calendar of the IV International Workshop of Scenography 2019 is being prepared. For your guidance you can download the calendar of the III International Workshop of Scenography 2018. During the workshop, the calendar may be subject to changes that will be communicated on the info board.