*Currently in Edinburgh*
Alberto Santos Bellido studied video production, multimedia and lighting design in London and Bristol.
He has worked as a lighting designer & touring technician, publicity designer and video producer for theatre companies and performance artists from the UK and further afield.
He also worked as Chief Lighting Designer for the Prague Fringe Festival from 2006 to 2010.
Companies he’s work with include:
Al Seed, Ivan Marcos, Rob Drummond, Grid Iron, David Hughes Dance co., Seeta Patel, Ramesh Mayyapan, Ben Faulks, Ish Toneel, Larv, HOAX productions, MIREN Theatre Co.
Award Winning Productions:
“Raw beef” by HOAX productions Fringe First Winner.2004
“The Factory” by Al Seed ARENA Jury’s Award Winner.2008
“The Fooligan” by Al Seed Herald Angel Award Winner.2009
“The Red Room” by David Hughes Dance Herald Award Winner.2010
"Snails & Ketchup" by Ramesh Mayyappan Life! Award Winner 2012
"Bullet Catch" by Rob Drummond Total Theatre Award Award Winner & Herald Angel Winner 2012
The Factory, by Al Seed. ARENA Festival Jury's Award Winner.
Desires by Ivan Marcos
The Fooligan, by Al Seed. Herald Angel Award Winner.
The Endurance, By Ben Faulks & Al Seed
Raw beef by HOAX productions. Fringe First Winner.
The Red Room by David Hughes Dance. Herald Angel Award Winner.
Mitosis by HOAX productions
Leave to Remain by Miren Theatre Company
I wish I were a cat by MIREN theatre company
HELMET by ISH Toneel
Mr Theatre by Larv
ECO by Ivan Marcos
Inspired by Italo Calvino’s ‘Baron in the Trees’, Snails & Ketchup is the darkly comic tale of a dysfunctional family, following a frenzied and disappointed son who takes to the trees to live an arboreal existence in disgust at his ever changing home and brutal environment. Snails & Ketchup is a dark work powerfully told through solo performer Ramesh Meyyappan’s masterful storytelling. It uses physical performance, an ingenious aerial set and aerial choreography, projections and a live score, to poignantly unfold in front of us the lives of a young boy and his sibling, from the traumatic birth of the twins to a typical family dinner… Ramesh’s exceptional physicality and extensive imagination allow him to embody the four members of this quirky family and remind us that despite familial love being unconditional, it is sometimes impossible to exist with those we hold dear. Those of you who have not yet seen one of Meyyappan's shows, hold your heads in shame….he may be the best we have.” - The Flying Inkpot 2007
Unspoken Voices is a full-length, ensemble work that highlights the relationship between the three central characters (Sita, Rama and Ravana) from the Indian epic the Ramayana. The work explores the shifting relationships and internal struggles of each character in a tender, violent and passionate journey that has no beginning, middle or end. Choreography: Seeta Patel Set: Chris Faulds Lighting and visuals: Alberto Santos Bellido Sound Design: Guy Veale Created as during her time as Associate Artist at Arnolfini, the work was major shift in Patel's practice bringing together a collaborative team of artists and directing such a complex work. Bristol City Council's Debbie Thomas was quoted to say the following about the piece: "This was an inspiring work with high quality dancing and demonstrated how Seeta can bring together and deliver her vision with a collaborative team. There were some beautiful expressive moments where choreography, lighting, set and music worked poignantly together so the visual images have remained with me long after seeing the work. I only wish I could see it again!"