“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

– Walt Disney

About

Talia propmaking

Talia Sanz is a Scenographer – Architect – Set Designer & Decorator based in London.  Her work crosses the genres: film, opera, theatre, immersive and devise theatre and installation.  An avid creative designer, Talia immerses in the collaboration to create sets focused on developing visual solutions to connect the potential of space, body, form, texture, colour, sound and light through live performance and film mediums.

As an active and experienced designer Talia is a very capable model maker and draughtswoman, ensuring a paritive vision between all disciplines involved in the delivery of the live performance while looking after the aesthetic quality of the production from an early stage in the development of the piece.

Talia has a MFA degree in Scenography at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, a Set Design for Film and Television Online Short Course certificate as for Set Decorating for Film from Creative Media Skills in Pinewood Studios; and a Specialization in Scenic Design certificate from Centro Cultural Britanico in Peru. She also has an extensive grounding BA degree in Architecture at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC).

​Member of Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD).

Skills

Skills

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Film

Film

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Theatre

Theatre

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Oedipus Rex

2017

Speculative Design:

Set, light and costume

Academic project for MFA Scenography programme in RCSSD.

Design and conceptualisation based on “Oedipus Rex” (1927) opera composed by Igor Stravinsky and libretto by Jean Cocteau. The development of the speculative project had to be negotiated in relation to an actual space: The Hackney Empire, London.

The Costume as Carnal light

2017

Performing research 

Illustration: Chiara La Ferlita

This research explores practical intersections of costume and lighting to test out the potential variability of physical experiences implied under “carnal light” (Vasseleu), or what Mzerleau-Ponty called “phenomenal light”. By considering light as a skin – one that envelopes the body mediating the interaction between its interior and exterior – this project seeks to understand how the resulting change in the perception of space and of the body can be central to the process of costume design.

La Traviata

2015

Speculative Design:

Set, light and costume

Academic project for the Specialization in Scenic Design course at Centro Cultural Britanico (Lima, Peru). Design and conceptualisation based on Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave.

Style: Steampunk           Time: Timeless space

Architecture

Architecture

Távara & Sanz Arquitectos (TySarq)

2013-2016

Partner and Project Director
Architect

Independent architecture studio, created in alliance with fellow colleague.

Design development and drafting, architectural construction details and monitoring construction suppliers at residential projects.

Renders: Talia Sanz     Photos: Maria Eugenia Trujillo

Clinic and Professional Specialization Center in Equestrian Veterinary

2013-2015

Thesis Project

The thesis project consists in a Veterinary Clinic with a Center of Equestrian Rehab attached to a school that provides professional education in a specialization of equestrian veterinary. It provides specialized facilities for animal welfare, medical veterinary, students practice and recreational opportunities for any visitor.

Contact

info@taliasanz.com