Set design workshops
* This workshop has been cancelled due to the exceptional situation in Spain since March 2020.
Speaker: Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda
Dates and times: 16, 17 and 18 March 2020, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Venue: Sala Avenida, Auditorio de Tenerife (hall)
Maximum capacity: 10 people.
The Auditorio de Tenerife and the speaker Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda offer a set design workshop for set design students or professionals. Sánchez Cuerda is an architect with a long career in theatrical set design. He has covered a wide repertoire of classical and contemporary pieces and worked for other genres such as dance, zarzuela, opera and musicals.
During the workshop, basic questions will tackle how to develop a project using Ravel's work as a reference. A short, fun and simple opera that will allow you, step by step, to deal with the whole stage process.
First day: General questions
A general approach to tackle the creative set design process
The relation between director/conductor and the set designer
Text analysis and dramaturgy applied to the scenic space
Second day: Approaches applied to the selected text
Text analysis to work during the workshop
Points of view, space influence depending on the story
The stage area, the real space and how to apply time-space to the text
Third day: Workshop 1
Assessment of practical proposals applied to the chosen text
The psychological vision of space
The antagonist space: clashing issues
Assessment of proposals
BA Architecture by the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, specialised in construction.
He has developed an extensive and recognised career in the field of theatrical set design. During his career, he has covered a wide repertoire of classical, contemporary theatre, and diverse genres of the performing arts: theatre, dance, zarzuela, opera and musical.
He has worked for renowned opera theatres at national and international level: El pintor de Colomer (Stage direction by A. Boadella, Teatros del Canal), Der Kaiser von Atlantis von Atlantis by Ullmann (G. Tambascio, Teatro Real, Madrid), Brundibár de Krása (S. Gómez, Teatro Real, Madrid), Don Carlo by Verdi (A. Boadella, Teatro Auditorio San Lorenzo de El Escorial), La bohème by Puccini (A. Romero, Ópera Nacional de Dinamarca), Andrea Chenier by Giordano (A. Romero, Festival Castell de Peralada), Idomeneo by Mozart (J. Lavelli, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires), La reina mora by Serrano (J. Castejón, Teatro de la Zarzuela), Alma de Dios by Serrano (J. Castejón, Teatro de la Zarzuela), Rienzi by Wagner (J. Lavelli, Teatro de Capitolio, Toulouse), Entre Sevilla y Triana by Sorozábal (C. Carreres, Teatro Arriaga), Amadeu by Vives (A. Boadella, Teatros del Canal), La del Soto del Parral by Soutullo y Vert (A. Ochandiano, Teatro de la Zarzuela), Lo schiavo by Gomes (J. Martorell, Teatro Amazonas, Manaos), Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Poulenc (E. Sagi, Teatro Arriaga), La Partenope by Vinci (G. Tambascio, Teatro de San Carlos, Nápoles), Rigoletto by Verdi (E. Sagi, Palacio Euskalduna), Dulcinea by Sotelo (G. Tambascio, Teatro Real, Madrid), La parranda by Alonso (E. Sagi, Teatro de la Zarzuela), among others.
He has also been the set designer of musicals like Billy Elliot (stage direction by D. Serrano) Cabaret (J. Azpilicueta), Sunset Boulevard (J. Azpilicueta), Hoy no me puedo levantar (D. Ottone), The Sound of Music (J. Azpilicueta), Más de 100 mentiras (D. Serrano), among others.
Regarding his experience in theatre plays, it is worth mentioning his work in Divinas palabras by Valle-Inclán (stage direction by G. Vera), Frankenstein by Shelley (G. Tambascio), Lúcido by Spregelburd (A. Ochandiano), Antigone by Sophocles (M. García Lozano), The Miser by Molière (J. Lavelli), A Doll's House by Ibsen (A. Ochandiano), Splendid's by Genet (J. C. Plaza), A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare (T. Townsend), among many others.
In the field of dance, he has worked with the Spanish National Ballet in 'El corazón de piedra verde' (choreography by J. Antonio) and 'Negro Goya' (J. Antonio). In addition, he has been the set designer of: El amor brujo / El sombrero de tres picos (C. Vilán, Bucharest National Opera House), Baile de máscaras (Rojas y Rodríguez), El bestiario (N. Castejón), El amor brujo (M. Carrasco) and A Floresta do Amazonas (B. Cezario, Teatro Amazonas, Manaos).