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Ricard Soler Mallol

He is a director and playwright. He graduated in Mathematics and Telecommunications Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and subsequently studied Drama at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, where he also trained in performing arts technology. Soler also holds a degree in recorder from the Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música de Barcelona, and a master's degree in theater from the Université du Québec in Montreal. A founding member of the company Obskené, an important part of his research as an artist is oriented towards articulating the relationship between the spectator and the scenic device. An eclectic creator, Soler believes in the enrichment of artistic creation thanks to the fusion of scenic languages and the union of artists with different backgrounds, and has presented more than a dozen shows in the fields of indoor theater, street theater, circus and music. Among his most recent creations are Interseccions (2019), a documentary show about contemporary citizen movements around the world; Aplenstock (2018), a comedy with text by French author Rémi de Vos; Manifesta, a large-format show that fuses circus, text and electronic music, presented at Fira Tàrrega and at the Mac de Barcelona (2016); or Oedipe Roi (2015), an immersive and experiential show without live actors based on Sophocles' classic. Soler's work has received numerous awards, including the BBVA Award (2018) for best actor and best actress for his show Aplenstock or the Adrià Gual Award from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (2016) for best staging project for Paul Auster's City of Glass.

Update: 4 April 2022

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