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Teatro Eslava

Madrid

The sensational Scenographic quadrature designed by the painter Ara Starck.The contrast between the gigantic intertwining of monochromatic skeins of the stage and the gilded bas-reliefs of the neoclassical parapets of the galleries ...
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... creates a visual shock which is unprecedented in a theatrical hall.The quadrature is entirely made of painted white ASC - Sceno muslin and is made up of five parts, of which four are framed: a proscenium arch, measuring 9.8 x h 7.96 m, and three portals.
The fifth part, the backdrop, is simply hung.Giving an order to the succession of events, it all begins when, as part of a complete renovation, the Teatro Eslava entrusts Philippe Starck with a project ...
... that aims to celebrate the magic and passion of flamenco.Ara Starck, Philippe's daughter, will take care of the design of the decorative quadrature of the stage ...
... and she will create an enigmatic black and white tangle with hypnotic properties ...
... as powerful as those of the Andalusian ancestral dance.The task of reproducing it in large dimensions on ASC - Sceno muslin ...
... is entrusted to the Valencian scene painter Jesķs Acevedo of the atelier Sfumato who executes it flawlessly, as these details of the backdrop ...
... and of portal No. 2 nailed to the floor during their processing show.The technical management of the stage project ...
The Teatro Eslava is a historic theatrical building in the center of Madrid.
The renovation of its hall, carried out in neoclassical style in the second half of the 19th century, was entrusted to the famous French architect and designer Philippe Starck who characterized it with its unmistakable surrealist and timeless style.
1870
Construction work begins
Project: Bruno FernŠndez de los Ronderos
1871
Inauguration
1956
The theater is reopened after the works, which lasted a year, necessary to adapt it to the safety standards of that moment
1981
It is converted into a maxi dance club with the name of Joy Eslava
1998
A major fire damages the building
2022
The theater reopens at the end of the renovations directed by Philippe Starck

Materials used in this production

9TM - Metal frames

Frames and tubes

ASC - Sceno

Muslin and canvas

COS - Oscurante

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

Stage maskings

Acoustic curtains

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