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Blanca Añón

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Blanca is a freelance designer of sets/costumes and environments for theatre, dance, opera and film. She arrived at set design from a background in fine arts, installations and video art. Before becoming a designer she studied Fine Arts at Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) and at Hochshule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg (Germany).

 

In 2009 she was selected to study theatre design at New York University TISCH School of the Arts where she obtained her Master’s Degree.

 

Blanca brings a long list of theatre, opera and film works she has designed sets and costumes for. In Opera she designed sets for Œdipe for the National Opera Bucharest (Director, Valentina Carrasco). She has also collaborated as assistant stage designer in operas such as Pélleas et Mélissande and Alcina (D: Katie Mitchell), and Il Turco in Italia (D: Christopher Alden) all at Aix- en-Provence Opera Festival; Partenope, at ENO (D: Christopher Alden); Khovanschina, at Vlaamse Opera (D: David Alden);  Rosenkavalier, at Glyndbourne Opera (D: Richard Jones); Akhanaten, at Opera Indiana; Tannhäuser, Aida and Jeanne d'Arc at Deutsche Oper Berlin. She has assisted designers such as Paul Steinberg, Andrew Lieberman, Chloe Lamford and, Lizzie Clachan collaborating with directors such as Richard Jones, David Alden, Katie Mitchell and Christopher Alden.

 

She has presented her work at Kunstenfestivaldesarts’16 & ’18, Brussels; Centro Dramático Nacional, Madrid; Teatro Principal, València; Teatre Musical, València; The Bushwick Starr Theater, New York; Ontological Histeric Theater, New York; La Mama Theater, New York; The Living Theater, New York; 3LD Arts Center, New York among others.

 

Blanca received her master’s degree from New York University TISCH School of the Arts where was granted with the “Oliver Smith American Design Award”. She also won the first prize at the Dance on Camera Film Festival with Cinética (D: Ana Cembrero Coca).

 

Her upcoming project will be Orfeo ed Euridice at Luzerner Theater.

 


PROJECTS

2016    Guerrilla, Sets. Premiered at Kunstenfestivaldesarts’16 Brussels, Belgium

             Direction: El Conde de Torrefiel (Tanya Beyeler y Pablo Gisbert)

2015    Œdipe, Sets. National Opera Bucarest, Romania

             Director: Valentina Carrasco

2015    Canino, Sets and costumes, Teatro Zircó, Valencia, Spain

             Director: María Salguero

2014    El Ascensor, Production design, Short film. Turanga Films Producciones, Valencia, Spain

             Director: Javier Polo Gandía

2014    Eternal, Sets/Installation, Noorderzon Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands

             Director: Daniel Fish

2014    Indiferent women, Costume designer. Film, The Nose of Desire Productions, New York, USA

             Director: Charlie Birns

2014    Phil176/Obit, Sets, The Bushwick Starr Theater, New York, USA

             Director: Daniel Fish

2014    On The Border, Production design, Film, Turanga Films Producciones, Los Angeles,USA

             Director: Guillermo Polo Gandía

2014    Dias Estupendos, Sets, IATI Theater, New York, USA

             Director: Ignacio García-Bustelo

2013    Eternal, Sets/installation, Under the Radar Festival The Public Theater New York, USA

             Director: Daniel Fish

2013    After People Like You, Sets, Classic Stage Company, New York, USA

             Director: Anna Brenner

2013    Eternal, Sets/Installation, Ontological Hysteric Theater, New York, USA

             Director: Daniel Fish

2013    The Telephone, Sets, Alchemical Theater Lab, New York, USA

             Director: Ashley K. Tata

2013    La voix Humaine, Sets, Alchemical Theater Lab, New York, USA

             Director: Paul Peers

2013    William Shakespeare Mum, Sets, ANTFEST ArsNova Theater, New York, USA

             Director: Morgan Green

2013    False Solution, Sets, La Mama Theater, New York, USA

             Director: Oren Safdie

2013    The Hotel Colors, Sets, The Bushwick Starr Theater, New York, USA

             Director: Anna Brenner

2013    Owned, Sets, The Barrow Group Theater, New York, USA

             Director: Sam Helfrich

2013    Sakharam Binder, Sets, 3LD Arts Center Theater, New York, USA

             Director: Nikhil Mehta

2013    First Prize, Production design, Short film. Columbia University und HBO, New York, USA

             Director: Kevin McMullin

2012    What the butler saw, Sets and costumes. Inder Dass Auditorium, New Delhi, India

             Director: Nikhil Mehta

2012    Weasel, Production design and costumes. Short film. The Nose of Desire Productions, New York,                USA

             Director: Charlie Birns

2012    Disquiet, Sets and costumes, The Living Theater, New York, USA

             Director: Anna Brenner

2012    Good person of Szechwan, Sets, Columbia Stages, New York, USA

             Director: Ashley K. Tata

2012    Lulu, Sets, Columbia Stages, New York, USA

             Director: Osheen Jones

2011    Across the water, Sets, NYU Stages, New York, USA

             Director: Scott Illingworth

2011    Uncle Vanya, Sets, Columbia Stages, New York, USA

             Director: Osheen Jones

2011    Festen, Sets, NYU Theater, New York, USA

             Director: Robert Woodruf

2011    Katzelmacher, Sets, NYU Theater, New York, USA

             Director: Robert Woodruf

2010    The pelican, Sets and costumes, Columbia Stages, New York, USA

             Director: Osheen Jones

2009    El Olivo Amarillo, Production design, Shortfilm, Turanga Films Producciones, Valencia, Spain

             Director: Guillermo Polo Gandía

2008    Cinética, Production design and costumes, videodace. La Ignorancia Company, Bruselas,                             Belgium)

             Director: Ana Cembrero Coca

2006    Regen_Ein Tanz Reportage, Sets and video, Sprechwerk Theater, Hamburg, Germany

             Director: Ursina Tossi_Tossi Company

2004    Hiperestésia, Production design, short film. Turanga Films, Valencia, Spain

             Director: Guillermo Polo Gandía


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Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (as ballet) - Stage Design

Luzerner Theater

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

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Luzerner Theater

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

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Luzerner Theater

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

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Luzerner Theater

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

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Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (as ballet) - Stage Design

Luzerner Theater

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

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Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (as ballet) - Stage Design

Luzerner Theater

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

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Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (as ballet) - Stage Design

Luzerner Theater

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

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Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (as ballet) - Stage Design

Luzerner Theater

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

May 2019
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Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (as ballet) - Stage Design

Luzerner Theater

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

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Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (as ballet) - Stage Design

Luzerner Theater

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

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Luzerner Theater

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

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Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (as ballet) - Stage Design

Luzerner Theater

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

June 2019
0519:30

Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (as ballet) - Stage Design

Luzerner Theater

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

Marcos Morau, Choreographer

1419:30

Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (as ballet) - Stage Design

Luzerner Theater

Alexander Sinan Binder, Conductor

Marcos Morau, Choreographer