Šimon Caban


Scenic design

An architect, scenographer, theatre and film creator, Mr. Caban is well-known for his untraditional projects. He studied scenography at the Atelier of Professor Josef Svoboda, graduating in 1981, after which he established, along with his brother Michal, the cult dance and theatre troupe „Baletní jednotka Křeč” /„Ballet unit Convulsion/Cramp”/, which mounted numerous performances, multi-media presentations, films and TV productions.
Among others, they appeared in Forman’s Academy-Award- -winning „Amadeus”. Each year, Šímon and Michal author and create the Opening Ceremony of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Šímon’s designs appear on the stages of the Prague National Theatre production of Leoš Janáček’s Little Cunning Vixen, the Prague State Opera production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, and Leoš Janáček’s Jenufa at the Istanbul Opera and Ballet Theater. Besides many other prestigious awards, Šímon Caban is the recipient of the „Golden Triga” , taking First Prize at the Prague World Exhibition of Scenography.