A Human Net by La Fura and los18.org at the II Foro de Gobiernos Locales in Sevilla

Published 24/01/2019

Sevilla city hosts during these dates the II Foro de Gobiernos Locales at the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos (FIBES). This event brings together companies and representatives of local governments worldwide. Celebrating the 500 years of the first round the world by boat and working on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN, the forum aims to become aware and continue to act to comply with them. In this context next Friday La Fura dels Baus will perform Human Net, directed by the fodder Carlus Padrissa, with Los18.org.

The Human Net is the name La Fura dels Baus has chosen to refer to a theatrical element capable of generating aerial choreography in which a large number of participants are involved. The Net is based on a steel beam suspended from a crane and it is capable of forming different figures by hydraulic pistons. The spectacularity of this element is defined by the different possibilities of transformation and evolution of the actors hanging from it. Thus, from the point of view of the viewer, the Net offers a full impact, is the result of the mechanical and the gestural part, proposes an elaborate metaphor that has to do with the reunion, with the complementary, the sum of efforts, with all the human structures that we represent as a net and a connection (genome, nerve tissue, union, participation, etc). A team of riggers manipulates the net’s movements in space. They are specialized technicians who are also part of the staging. The 42 participants and the soundtrack is the fundamental part of this amazing show that has already been around the world.