Teatro Principal, ''El mágico prodigioso''

Zamora (Spain)

The Antioch of the 3rd century AD in which the story is set is replaced by a symbolic, modern and essential staging which, in today's eyes, is more effective than any pedantic attempt at historical re-enactment.Set designer Ana Garay organizes the scene with a skeletal structure of aluminum trusses that are grafted onto a practicable platform ...
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... with four access steps on the front, a sort of schematized Roman temple, as suggested by the four bases of black and shiny columns from which the aluminum pillars rise.In the background, above, a Backing flat covered in ASC - Sceno digital printing muslin with cloudy sky at dusk, blurred and shaded, which will be lowered according to narrative needs, under which ...
... a black wall made of 8 square panels, each equipped with 16 spotlights, will help create sometimes dazzling backlights.Often the Devil, with surprising female features, will be seen perched on the structure, plotting from above against the young Christian saint Cipriano of Antioch, the Iberian forerunner of Goethe's Faust ...
... who sells his soul to win the love of his coetaneous Justina, his future companion in martyrdom and also a saint.The framed Backing flat with clouds here has descended to stage level.The trusses of the structure will act as a support ...
... to other fabric backdrops that will alternate during scene changes, each providing a precise metaphorical meaning.Here an EVT - Light Sceno Poly fabric backdrop ...
... will be used to make appear with a projection a red St. Andrew's cross, a symbol of danger and martyrdom, which will be superimposed on the scene.On a second semi-transparent backdrop ...
... made of EVT - Light Sceno Poly digital printing fabric, of which this is the sketch, a tree will instead be printed.The backdrop will be dropped in a cascade ...
... on the front and on the steps of the practicable and will be used to allegorically contextualize a subsequent scene.
First night
Yepes, Fiestas del corpus, 1637

Ana Garay
Costume design
Javier Artiñano
Light design
Pictorial realizations
Jesús Acevedo - Sfumato
Technical direction
Fidel García


Materials used in this production

ASC - Sceno digital printing

Printing on fabrics

ASL - Light Sceno

Sheer muslin

EVT - Light Sceno Poly

Sheer muslin

Frontward lifting curtain

Typology of curtain

HSE - Tempesta

Silks and satins

HSE - Tempesta digital printing

Printing on fabrics

Rearward lifting curtain

Typology of curtain

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