Blanca Añon Set Designer

Blanca Añón
Valencia born Blanca works as a freelance designer of sets/costumes and environments for theatre, dance, opera and film. She arrived at set design from a background of fine arts, installation and video art. Before becoming a designer, she studied art at Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) and at Hochshule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg (Germany) graduating in 2007.

Valencia born Blanca works as a freelance designer of sets/costumes and environments for theatre, dance, opera and film. She arrived at set design from a background of fine arts, installation and video art.  Before becoming a designer, she studied art at Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) and at Hochshule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg (Germany) graduating in 2007.

 

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 in 2012.  As a New York University graduate student, Blanca won the “Oliver Smith American Design Award” for her excellency in theatre design.

 

Comfortable working in different kinds of performance, from opera to plays, to film and work that eschews these categories. Her work and process are defined by an intense curiosity matched with a shrewd visual sensibility. She views the theatre less as entertainment or work, and more as a forum in which to learn about the world, to ask big questions and challenge assumptions.

 

Blanca has worked as an assistant set designer over a number of years for designers such as Paul Steinberg, Andrew Lieberman, Marsha Ginsberg, Doug Fitch, Chloe Lamford and Lizzie Clachan. Since 2014 she works as an associate set designer at Festival d’Art Lyrique Aix-en-Provence in France.

Author Title Location ~ Event
Enescu ŒDIPE Opera Bucarest
Chirbes, Rafael En la orilla Teatro Principal, Alicante
Chirbes, Rafael En la orilla Teatro Arriaga, Bilbao
Chirbes, Rafael En la orilla Centro Dramatico Nacional, Madrid
Chirbes, Rafael En la orilla Teatro Principal, Valencia
Chirbes, Rafael En la orilla Centro Niemeyer
El Conde de Torrefiel Guerrilla Kunstenfestivaldesarts , Brussels
El Conde de Torrefiel Guerrilla Noorderzone Festival, Groningen
El Conde de Torrefiel Guerrilla Theater Festival Dublin
El Conde de Torrefiel Guerrilla Steirishes Herbst Graz
Lanthimos, Yorgos Canino Teatro Zircó, Valencia
Fish, Daniel Eternal Public Theater, Radar Festival
Fish, Daniel Eternal Noorderzon Festival
Fish + Dinwiddie Phil.176 / OBIT Buschwick Starr, New York
Bent, Eliza The hotel colors Buschwick Starr, New York
Menotti The telephone Alchemical Theater Laboratory New York
Tendulkar, Vijay Sakharam binder 3LD Arts Center, New York
Fish, Daniel Eternal Incubators Arts Project
Brecht, Bertolt The good person of Szechwan Riverside Theater, New York
Wedekind, Frank Lulu Riverside Theater, New York
Brenner, Anna Disquiet The Living Theater New York
Vinterberg, Thomas Festen Shubert Theater, NYU, New York
Fassbinder, Rainer Werner Katzelmacher Walker Theater, NYU, New York
Mansour, Mona Across the water Shubert Theater, NYU, New York
Chekhov, Anton Uncle Vania Shapiro Studio, New York
Ábalos + Cremades Terrier
West, F. + Polo, G. On the border Los Angeles Cinefest, USA
West, F. + Polo, G. On the border Joshua Tree International Film Festival, USA
West, F. + Polo, G. On the border Miami Independent Film Festival, USA
West, F. + Polo, G. On the border FICMA 6 Colombia
West, F. + Polo, G. On the border The Monthly Film Festival, UK
West, F. + Polo, G. On the border The Monthly Film Festival, UK
McMullin, Kevin First prize Columbia University Film Festival
McMullin, Kevin First prize HBO Young Producer's Development Award
McMullin, Kevin First prize Disney/Philips Imagination to Life Award
McMullin, Kevin First prize Best student film Fargo Festival
Birns, Charlie Weasel Bushwick. Brooklyn
Polo, G. El olivo amarillo The End International Film Festival, NL
Polo, G. El olivo amarillo Certamen Estatal de Vídeo, Spain
Polo, G. El olivo amarillo Festival de Cortometrajes Cortomate, Spain
Cembrero-Coca, A. Cinetica DFA 38th Dance On Camera Festival for the best short, New York, USA
Cembrero-Coca, A. Cinetica Best videodance, estival de l'Audiovisual i les Noves Tecnologies, Valencia
Cembrero-Coca, A. Cinetica International Festival of Movement on Screen, Liverpool, UK
Cembrero-Coca, A. Cinetica Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival, Hong Kong
Cembrero-Coca, A. Cinetica Best Video. Festival Mujer y Cine. Dones en Art, Valencia

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