Oriol Ibàñez – Light design and sound technician of Under construction, Wind and The Queen’s “guateque” party
Oriol Ibáñez studied technology for the performing arts, specialising in lighting, at the School of Performance Technology (Escuela Superior de Técnicas de las Artes del Espectáculo) at Terrassa’s Institut del Teatre. He also completed a training course in audiovisual and performance direction at the Escuela de Medios Audiovisuales in Barcelona.
He works with the artist, creator, and performer, Marcel·lí Antúnez (founder of the Fura dels Bous), initially as a light technician and now leads the technical direction of the studio. He has travelled the world with the artist, carrying out the technical direction and light designs for the shows, “Protomembrana”, “Hipermembrana Cotrone”, “Mitótico” and “Pseudo”.
He is a member of the Guillem Albà company, where he has carried out the lighting design and technical direction of the shows “Sketchofrenia”, directed by Jango Edwards; “Flirt”, directed by Jordi Purtí (awarded the public choice prize at the 2010 Fira de Tàrrega and nominated for Stand Out Show at the 2011 Max Awards), and “Ojal y Calma!” directed by Guillem Albà.
In addition, he has been the light, sound and video technician in various shows produced by the Terrassa Centre for Performing Arts (CAET) and was technical director of the 2010 Festival Teatro de Terror (TDT). Between 2010 to 2016, he was the technical director of the Festival TNT (Terrassa New Trends), and he remains part of the festival’s technical management team. In 2014, he joined the technical direction team of the Roberto Olivan Performing Arts company, and remains a member of the direction team of the Deltebre Dansa Festival, a two-week international festival. He was responsible for the technical direction and lighting design of the contemporary dance show, “Cuculand Souvenir”.
He has also worked, among others, for the Tracart School of Performing Arts, based in Vilanova y la Geltrú; for the show “El Río”, produced by Taller de Músics and directed by Bienve Moya; for the dance company, Lanònima Imperial (“Musicolèpsia”, co-produced and premiered at the National Theatre of Catalonia); for Pau Guillamet, Guillamino, and many theatres in Catalonia. He is currently part of the technical team at the Teatro Principal and the Auditorio Eduard Toldrà, in Vilanova y la Geltrú. In addition, he is regularly part of the teaching team at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona