Following the white rabbit
Total hours: 16h
In this theoretical/practical workshop, stage creator Marta Pazos shares the systematisation of her work of interrelating disciplines with classical and contemporary dramatic literature.
Launching specific proposals, the participants will generate units that will enable the observation of performing arts materials with the aim of perceiving the punctum, the point at which our own gaze stops. From “how do we generate creative impulses” to “why what moved us yesterday in the rehearsal room is not working today”, the artistic process is an enigma. On occasions, making it work is a question of combinatory skill, of intuition. Based on rhythm and listening, the coexistence of different planes in the scenes, the links produced between them and intuition for directing the gaze of the spectator. Some of the defining components of the director’s own work will be used as a basis, such as the appearance of monsters, the unexpected, the humanisation of concepts, symbolism, or the creation of fantastic universes with evocative or eerie atmospheres.
Within the GREC 2022 Festival of Barcelona.
Stage director, scenographer, dramaturge, costume designer and actor, Marta Pazos is one of the most effervescent creators of the Spanish stage vanguard.
She is the artistic director of the company Voadora, with which she is developing an own language based on the plastic arts, music, the hybridisation of disciplines and constant performing arts research.
With a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona, with specialist subject painting, she completed her training in Italy, graduating at the Scuola Cònia de la Societas Rafaello Sanzio, directed by Claudia Castellucci.
Since the year 2000 she has directed theatre and opera for venues such as the Centro Dramático Nacional, Teatro Real, Teatro Español, Teatre Lliure, Centro Dramático Galego and MA Scène Nationale in France.
Among her stage productions highlights have included the world premiere of the successful opera Je suis narcissiste, runner-up in the World Premiere category of the International Opera Awards 2020; versions of Shakespearian works Othello, Sueño de una noche de verano and La tempestad; Tokio3, a revision of the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri with which she was voted best newcomer show at the MAX awards; and Garage, a work on the role of women in the automotive industry starring women workers at PSA Peugeot-Citroën.
She received the Prize of Honour for merit in the performing arts from the MIT Ribadavia, the Dorotea Bárcenas 2018 Prize of Honour, and has won four María Casares Theatre Prizes as stage director and scenographer.
Admission to the course will be based on order of arrival and CV assessment, which should be sent (with photograph included), filling in the form on the right.
Places on courses are limited. Places will be reserved once the course amount has been paid. Payment must be made within one week of receiving the corresponding acceptance email.
The dates indicated for each course or seminar may be subject to variations in exceptional circumstances. These will be notified when applicable.
For the course to take place, a minimum number of students must be registered. If this number is not reached, the course will be cancelled and the student will have the option of registering for a different course (providing that there are places available) or alternatively will receive a refund of the amount paid (100%). If a student withdraws, a refund of 75% of the registration fee will be applicable, providing that written notice is given at least 10 days before the start of the course.