New rituals for a living land
No journey’s end.
Turandot’s world is symbolic; it is a closed space that is impossible to escape.
A genealogical tree which breaks, an altar, a Rock and a ritual brew. Air, fire, earth, wars, betrayals, bravery, unsubdued feelings and sensuality.
Music album of the free version of the Baukernkantate (Peasant Cantata) BWV.212 of JS Bach by La Fura dels Baus.
Eternity, darkness, chaos, infinity, everything and nothing.
Taking the concept of cultural diversity as a conceptual starting point, Manes develops different metaphors about basic elements of birth, death, sex and food. The recreation of this performance continues investigation the essence of “Furan language”.
Who is the devil of the 21st century
Everything is at the service of The Creature, to bring the public closer to an old story, with new eyes.
The last emperor to hold to the idea of a Christian empire in which the sun never set
When the human being will be capable of controlling all the natural energy, it would be released from the new forms of slavery and become an absolute artist.
A new song of Sybilla will dawn and here will begin its magical journey through the heavens.
Aerial large scale show by Carlus Padrissa to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Museo del Prado.
The first theatrical adaptation of Johanes Vilhelm Jensen’s work, the cornerstone of Danish culture and identity
A battlefield which evokes the eternal fight between good and evil.
Tradition = Revolution
The kernels from the flower of life begin to grow and humanity germinated from the human seeds.
From inside to outside, always touching the sky.
The meeting of Santa Rosalia with the Devil and the liberation of Palermo.
Voyage Around the World.
A tribute to the life that springs from within the sea.
And they will start the flight with an infinite and impossible dance that the spectators will never forget.
Yolancris‘s brides dress up in Barcelona with La Fura dels Baus for Barcelona Bridal Week.
An opera as Zimmermanns would have imagined it in 1957: in a totally immersive way, 360º.
While returning to his country, a poor soldier walks with his violin. He finds himself with the Devil, who offers him to change the instrument for a magic book with which he can make a fortune.
It’s too late: once he begins his destruction, the Sun refuses to stop.
A city where giants were built receives a visit from an interstellar ship looking for its’ memories. A fountain that doesn’t sprout, flying objects, fire and torches.
A large scale show at the Circo Massimo in the Italian capital, directed by Pera Tantiñà, with magical elements that will pay homage to Rome.
A trip show around the icons of the fantastic cinema
The war of the water.
Before this universe of degeneration and nightmare, Joan of Arc is still able to illuminate with her purity.
Can he work this miracle in a society that does not believe in the power of faith?
A balancing reconciliation between Haydn and the DNA.
Gallo de Fogo is a show specially created and designed for the Pepsi Twist Land 2017 in Praia, Brazil. The Fura dels Baus will experiment during the 6 days of the festival at the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
In the nineteenth century and now. The city as a space of survival. A tribute to lost youth.
War. Deceit. Love.
¿Is there life before death?
Death is a mystery. Some believe that it is the end and are distressed by that belief. Others believe that it is the beginning of something and live their lives more content.
OBIT is not fiction, it is reality. OBIT is not a show, it’s an experience.
ØBS is a rereading of the William Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth. This version by La Fura dels Baus uses a small part of the original text and incorporates a series of other texts. Nevertheless, Macbeth’s plot structure is completely maintained, as well as the characters and their vicissitudes.
Un paseo de veinte años specially designed for the Festival Etnosur in Alcalá la Real (Jaén), one of the oldest summer proposals of Spain. A walk through these twenty years of experiences. A great theatrical dance that will tour the city and includes the cosmic awakening of a giant doll
DNA – La Fura dels Baus is a mix in 2016 of the best scenes of the Furan language from the origins of the company. So, the show will recover moments of legendary shows that catapulted La Fura dels Baus, such as Accions or Suz/O/Suz.
An apocalyptic scenario. The world government under President Ruler has not been able to prevent the exploitation and step-by-step destruction of the Earth. A specific utopia. A chance at surviving in outer space.
A tribute to ideas and nature. Nature, man and fraternity
The wicked deceitful tongue of a terrible adversary of mine, easily achieved to annoy your holiness
Drawing inspiration from the Singapore River itself, the show will pay tribute to Singapore with a street theatre production that revolves around the country’s transformation and growth.
A free version of the Baukernkantate (Peasant Cantata) BWV.212 of JS Bach.
A long and exhausting war of trenches where wanders a ghostly human landscape.
OFF-ROAD is a philosophical and ethological documentary about Mugaritz.
Light. Music. Height. Dizziness: Blending in the air.
With a show especially created for Just for laughs Festival, La Fura Dels Baus invites you to a unique and unforgettable journey. La Place des festivals will be the setting of a downward spiral to hell: off-beat, disproportionate and festive. Gigantic 50 meters-high net, oversized Ferris wheel and an enormous
The opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games of Nanjing 2014 will be marked by La Fura dels Baus, through the collaboration of the director Pep Gatell and a team of the company that has moved to the chinese city.
Word, Fire, Magic and Sand
After the premiere of a first showcaseof the show, on October 20, 1983 at a level crossing in Sitges, Accions was set the following spring under the Cycle of Teatre Obert in Barcelona. Accions raises many elements that eventually will consolidate the theatrical language of La Fura dels Baus. Without
Conceived as an impossible accumulation of questions and answers, this staging materializes in the form of a black box: the great enigma, in fact, modern metaphor of the human mind.
Music is particularly aware of this potency, directly targeting human senses and emotions. The new music theater production by La Fura dels Baus tells of the siren’s call in an unreal fantasy world, just as theatre naturally conjures up time and again.
New doors, new rituals.
Turn on the Lights is an eminent visual and poetic act that combines kinetic images and vibrant sounds. It will represent the process of the inner search within the human being, the awareness about the process that, day after day, will help the human being to conceive the world with a
Return the legend and the realism of this opera to the public through a few emotions that have been transformed since the time of Wagner, preserving the romantic feeling of the absolute as the composer saw in the sea.
La Fura has been articulating over 25 years and adapting to different participants, different teaching experiences aiming to renew the stage languages.
Blood is gushing forth in the barrack square. Elektra is biding her time.
The first smartshow history illustrates the most prominent features of the cities of the future, the coveted smart cities.
The stage is transformed in a laboratory where a group of researchers works on building a computer, a metaphor of the human brain and the complexity of thought.
This project began as the soundtrack for the stage production and then took on a life of its own, the fruit of collaborations between various artist who came together as the “Gang Bang music Project”.
The soundtrack of the stage production Ombra, based around the poet Federico García Lorca. Composed in 1998 by Miki Espuma, it is a fictional performance about the three different personalities of the poet imagined by «Hansel» Cereza.
This CD provides an in-depth definition of the FMOL (Faust Music On Line) project. The software included with the CD allows listeners to compose electronic synthesis music and send it through the internet.
A long CD (43 tracks) that brings together the soundtrack from La Fura’s first Italian-style production, a free interpretation of Goethe’s Faust.
This project is unusual because rather than corresponding to a completed stage show, it is the soundtrack of the macro-production that Mercedes Benz commissioned for performing in large urban spaces throughout Europe.
A faithful recording of the soundtrack of the stage production Manes, directed by Pera Tantiña.
Having worked with two record companies (DRO and Virgin), La Fura decided to launch its own label to produce its own recording projects.
Noun is one of La Fura’s richest and most complex recordings. The standard of the musicians who collaborated, and the very high production values, make it an emblematic work.
Although we cannot concretely establish a date for the moment that La Fura dels Baus was founded, 1979 is the year most frequently associated with the group’s formation.
Suz/O/Suz investigates the idea of primordial man, who plays, discovers, creates myth and language. With this performance La Fura dels Baus became a cult theater group, a true international sensation.
The “Furan language” is already displayed in perfect working order in this show, which evolves out of the successes of Accions and Suz / O / Suz. Tier Mon explores the territory of relationships between the individual and power, using a cyclical idea of time as a starting point.
Chaos must be articulated in order to complete its primordial function, which is to generate life. La Fura takes its staging to the next level, combining video, music and technological elements for the first time.
Millions of people, on all five continents, watched live what was considered one the best inaugural ceremonies in the history of the Olympic Games: with the instantly recognizable stamp of La Fura dels Baus.
MTM didn’t just talk about manipulation, it put it into practice. Starting from an apparently neutral stage setting, La Fura constructed an allegory of the manipulation exerted on private citizens by the powers that be.
The first macro-performance developed by La Fura for a commercial brand (Pepsi). More than 10,000 people watched live the evolutions of a giant marionette that interacted with various staging elements on a large scale.
Taking the concept of cultural diversity as a conceptual starting point, Manes develops different metaphors about basic elements of birth, death, sex and food. This performance continues investigation the essence of “Furan language”.
The company’s first incursion into the world of opera. The stage cantata La Atlántida, by Manuel de Falla, was representing using a completely innovative dramaturgy and staging, created in collaboration with Jaume Plensa.
Debussy composed this unique opera for a libretto by D’Annunzio that tells the story of St. Sebastian’s unique journey to martyrdom. La Fura staged this “symbolic musical mystery”, re-elaborating, also symbolically, the images originally suggested by the text.
La Fura developed this macro-performance as a commission for Mercedes-Benz (it was performed in 21 European cities). It presented a new car model using the four natural elements: air, fire, earth and water.
With this performance, based on the work of the same name by Goethe and conceived for a conventional theater space, La Fura for the first time approaches the eternally dissatisfied figure of Faust, that is, for many, a symbol of cutting-edge art.
Constructed from a basis of texts by Federico García Lorca, Ombra proposes a closer look at the poet’s life, a lyrical autopsy set to music, of one of the most important creative figures of the 20th century. An intimist performance that demonstrates the versatility of the Furan system of codes.
The Furamobile, a sculptural apparatus that strives to integrate itself into the urban environment, requires the participation of the public to endow it with the energy necessary to travel about. An allegory on the functioning of the organism.
This staging of the opera by Hector Berlioz, for the Salzburg Festival, established La Fura’s prestige in international opera circles and was the company’s second take on the Faustian myth.
At the millenium’s end, La Fura received a commission from Airtel (Vodafone) to organize a massive party in the center of Barcelona. The result was a macro-performance that exceeds all expectations for audience: more than 100,000 people participated in the event.
DQ was specially composed to debut in Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona and brought together creative minds such as José Luis Turina, Justo Navarro, Enric Miralles, Bennedetta Tagliabue and La Fura dels Baus. A futuristic revisitation of the literary myth par excellence: Don Quixote.
A loose re-reading of the Marquis de Sade’s Philosophy in the Bedroom conceived to be performed in a traditional Italiante theater, and which brings together elements of cabaret and the interactive world of the Internet. Polemic and provocative, XXX offers a rupturist view of pornography as a phenomenon.
The extraordinary architecture by Santiago Calatrava in the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias was the landscape, and in large part the support medium, for a macro-performance based on the seven deadly sins that was created for the Biennal de Valencia.
La Fura’s third take on the myth of Faust employed cinematic language. The film, co-directed by La Fura dels Baus and Isidro Ortiz with a script by Fernando León de Aranoa, no longer opposes the concepts of good and evil, now it is reason and instinct that go head to
An immortal denunciation of war, of wars, that 3,500 years later is still completely timely. This performance, co-directed by Jürgen Müller (La Fura dels Baus) and Irene Papas, offered a valuable re-reading of Euripides’s classic.
This macro-performance was presented in Florence, Dante’s homeland, for the Clasico Italia competition, and recreated some of the key points of The Divine Comedy using large staging elements that, from that point on, would become part of the imagery of La Fura dels Baus.
In 1937, shortly prior Hitler’s rise to power, Ernst Jünger wrote this story that many understood as an allegory of the arrival of totalitarianism. In the opera staged by La Fura dels Baus, maintains the key points of the text using a radically new language.
This staging of Berlioz’s most famous symphony offered three level of simultaneous action: in the foreground, the orchestra; the projects at the back of the set; and the actors, who occupied the stage’s least typical spaces.
Conceived and developed by La Fura dels Baus and Jaume Plensa, this staging of Mozart’s classic—one of the world’s best-known operas—explores the piece’s dream aspects in an attempt to employ all types of art.
Naumon is not a performance, but rather the sum of all the performances have this unusual setting, a boat, as the axis of their journey. Naumon was presented as a platform capable of offering different contents, adapted to different messages, cultures and occasions.
Telecom Italia Mobile wanted to present its 3G mobile telephones at a gala dinner in Bilbao, complete with an exclusive performance. La Fura dels Baus was commissioned to create the performance.
A free version of Franz Kafka’s classic that proposes an exploration of the keys that define the differentiation of the individual through isolation and dehumanization. The paradox is that all we are left with is escape, an escape into ourselves that distances us more and more from the rest of
Una puesta en escena intimista y evocadora de una de las obras más reveladoras de Janacek, estrenada en la Opera Garnier de París junto con El Castillo de Barbazul de Hector Berlioz
Released in conjunction with “Diary of a missing person”, this work, one of the most unique by Béla Bartók, perfectly portrays the solitude of the inside, the castle we all carry inside
For the inauguration of the World Track Cycling Championship, La Fura conceived and developed a large-scale performance that brought together the symbols of this international competition with the symbols that represent the Balearic Islands.
This macro-performance, celebrating the end of the jubilee year in Liébana, Cantabria, is the only one to date staged in a natural park. La Fura dels Baus used the landscape’s own characteristics as large scenic elements on which they developed their piece.
A suicidal degradation of nature by a technical man’s hands.
The most popular opera of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen. Carlus Padrissa is the scenic director, and winner of 7 international awards, among them Franco Abbiati Prize Musicale Italiana della Critica or ICMA-International Classical Music Awards 2011 -made by critics from 10 countries- is probably the closest to the
Following in the footsteps of other performances using Furan language, Imperium offers a symbolic look at the key aspects of an apparently free society.
It is a co-production with El Grec Festival de Barcelona – Institut de Cultura, Ajuntament de Barcelona.
The concept of this action is based in the space relation between a cube-room and the dream consequences that come out of the will of the couple living in it.
La Fura dels Baus received a commission to stage the first opera conceived and produced entirely in the Canary Islands, with music by Juan José Falcón Sanabria and libretto by Guillermo García-Alcalde. The challenge lay in successfully combining a radically modern composition with a classic libretto.
The third opera in Wagner’s epic Ring cycle, Siegfried stands on its own as great spectacle, masterful storytelling, and electrifying music.
The conniving dwarf Mime has raised the naïve and fearless boy Siegfried in hopes that he will obtain the all-powerful ring and turn it over to him. But with the help of a mysterious Wanderer—the
A macro-performance developed in three parts: three different dates and three different spaces.
I) 18-01-2009: “The Search”, between the streets Enrique Foster and Apoquindo – Santiago – Chile
Un macroespectáculo desarrollado en tres partes: tres fechas diferentes y tres espacios distintos.
II) 25-01-2009: “El Encuentro”, bandejón central de la Alameda enfrente de “La Moneda” – Santiago de Chile – Chile
Un macroespectáculo desarrollado en tres partes: tres fechas diferentes y tres espacios distintos.
III) 01-02-2009 “Creación Cu”, ruinas de Huanchaca – Antofagasta – Chile
A singular staging for a singular opera. With music by Ligeti and libretto by Ghelderode, Le grand macabre has the carnal body as the thread that runs through this extraordinary tragicomedy, where laughter is the only magical spell to conjure up the fear of death.
the Uffizi Gallery has opened one of its aisles to display some elements scenographic Furer used in the four assemblies of the Ring. The most dramatic is to see how the dragon that holds the treasure of the Rhine now rests at the feet of a fresco with the “Annunciation”
La Fura dels Baus has to Wagner all the wisdom gained. This time the results have exceeded expectations. “Wagner fits well into our philosophy, said Padrissa today would understand the Tetralogy of two ways: predation suicidal in nature, and the man’s identity crisis mediatised”.
The beat in the dark is the beating of the forest. A show in the center of the Danube river in the city of Budapest, when the night is falling down, when the beasts are moving back.
In this show, a big eye keeps an eye on us from the sky…
Orígens is a conference-installation where the 30 years of history of La Fura dels Baus are explained with a sample of Accions, the first show of the company premiered in 1984.
“The Trojans are viruses that enter into our operating system, destroying all the information” well defined Carlus Padrissa scenic director of Hector Berlioz’s opera based on Virgil’s Aeneid, foundational work of the Roman Empire.
RES is a show of small format that is a tribute to that after three decades have been the two most important contributions to the theatrical scene: the acting force and interaction with the audience.
A rite invented now, with the memory of our own culture, together with the memory learnt from other people. A modern ritual that wants to be object to learn how touching things.
In Tannhäuser is also useful struggle between art – Academy, custom, consumer-clan commitment and visionary art that feeds only its own need. And there’s also the violent confrontation between a regulated company or obedient to their codes, which can not be violated without serious consequences for the social body, and
Flores Cósmicas is not only an urban performance, but also the biggest street showcasing of the two greatest artistic creators of the moment: La Fura dels Baus and Comediants.
A show full of lights and colours where count with were accompanied bay the the Orchestra Viva Musica, the choir ALEA, and the soprano Adriana Kučerová for the inaugurations of the most modern gallery in Bratislava.
“Window of the City” is a show especially created for the Shanghai Universal Exposition. Based on the theme ” Better City, Better Life “, we have created a trip across the time and the space in which we discover that the key to improve the cities is the interaction between
Degustación de Titus Andrónicus is a new challenge for the company. Returning to our origins, the spectator interacts with the spectacle sharing the same space. Two chefs are cooking at the kitchen during the whole play. The spectator is stimulated in their five senses. Only 28 people could be part
Global Rheingold is a tribute to Richard Wagner with a nod to the cartographer Gerhard Mercator, who lived in Duisburg from 1552 until his death in 1594 and where he created the main part of his life’s work. At the same time, the show includes the Concordias’s giant figure of
This is the first TV spot done by La Fura dels Baus. Thanks to the collaboration with KH Lloreda leader in the sector.
Event commemorating the 550 anniversary of the death of a great navigator: the Infante Don Enrique. A show made for travel around the great discoveries.
La Fura, and the Ukrainian theater group Brakha Dhaka, opens the IV Festival of Contemporary Art, Gogolfest. Multiverse represents the multiple universes that constitute a single unit in which time, space, energy and matter are merged.
The show has two different parts: outdoor and indoor. For the outdoor,we will be based on the following concepts: balance, gravity, magic and harmony. In the inside part, we will represent the four seasons that Vremena Goda has in its name.
Stockhausen’s Sonntag Aus Licht (Sunday of light) is the seventh day of the “Light cycle” devoted to the days of the week. La Fura dels Baus has designed this cosmogonic opera as a fantastic ceremonial, different times and stages as the duality between flesh and spirit.
Rainbow Drops is a show with a will of union to relate the Korean culture and Mediterranean culture. Through using huge set elements, we will recreate, symbolically, two different ways of living and of understanding the world. Many lives, many styles blended in a great party.
Oresteia is a carrier of the most horrible suffering, while destroying the logic of individual and confronts the man with the anxious and fear limitlessness, but also the greatest pleasure.
Friendship, alchemy and the chance will modify the course of the desires of the antagonists turning them into protagonists. The idea of the love into his purer form and the obliged coat of the moon that lovers use, forces us to think about the contemporaneousness of the romantic ideology.
250 years after Gluck’s reformed and laid the foundations of classical opera, it’s time perhaps to take another step forward: the orchestra playing, moving and acting on stage. The Orfeo lyre will be, for our views, like a giant lyre made by 40 musicians as if they were one of
Based on the play by Angel Guimerà It is a spectacle of Fura investigating the interaction between realactors and actresses with virtual actors and actresses who appear inthe raw recordings from the movie TERRA BAIXA, directed by Isidro Ortiz and produced by the Television of Catalonia and FAUSTO productions.
There is an abyss opened in front of us, mere finite human beings, when we admit that there exists an elastic and elliptical time which defies the notion we have of the temporality of the world that surrounds us.
A striking news on a fictitious idea where the banks deliver his benefits to the states to finish with the crisis.
In 2046 Europe is completely under Chinese rule. More than 30 years, China had rescued Europe from a financial crisis by buying up the debt, the ownership and natural resources. China is now the new world power. Turandot, the princess of ice control, as “Big Brother” every European, in order
The singer Orpheus entices with her extraordinary voice gods to allow him todescend into hell to rescue his wife Eurydice, but the gods put one condition:you can not look at the face until you return to the surface of the earth.
Prometheus Awakes will inspire audiences with extraordinary stagecraft, giant puppets, mass choreography and special effects. Prometheus Awakes will be the first ever large-scale outdoor theatre production in this country that is led by disabled artists.
As a way to overcome the curse upon the house of Agamemnon. Death finds rest in the roots of the tree and in turn the life explodes in its branches.
Music, light and action, there, between an unwanted building and a megalomaniac and cannibal city that persists, surviving, eternal, as always.
La Fura dels Baus of Mugaritz and repeat again and dare into the culinary world. Under the section Zinema Culinary of San Sebastian Festival, the Fura with the collaboration of the chef Andoni Luis Aduriz, screened a short film which the world of gastronomy and music come together to create
The Visit, Some Western Friends. An amazing show divided in five visits to Liuzhou.
O ”Berço da nação” é o ponto de partida para uma reflexão no sentido indutivo sobre a identidade,sobre a memória e sobre o futuro. Uma reflexão que parte da cidade, da sua História e das sua histórias, dos seus habitantes e que se abre numa perspectiva internacional e global retornando
This is about seeing the bright lines that give off the sound waves produced by the symphonic orchestra and about reinterpret, at the same time, the ideas that passed through the head of Respighi while composing the three great scores. Music and light, motion and pictures. A correspondences game between
Music and theatre, a show of senses, vital and energetic that is aimed at a new audience, from music lovers to fans of the performance arts. More information is available on the official website.
The God Vulcano of 9 meters of height, inspired by Roman mythology, god of fire and volcanoes reached the Olympic torch to light the fire of the Central American Games.
Parsifal is certainly a work that has been dissected, which has attracted intellectuals, hated and loved. But it still remains an enigma. The contact points with The Birth of Tragedy Nietzsche are several, born of the same historical context and both question the most sacred principle of modernity: the dogma
Two short pieces of dodecaphony joined in one program. An objective: penetrating into the human mind. This is a possible dialogue between Arnold Schoenberg, the creator of twelve-tone music, and his first Italian disciple, Luigi Dallapiccola. In Erwartung a woman desperate search for her lover in the woods in an
The Myth of Samson could be currently a metaphor of the clipping that has been cut the welfare state prisoner of its debt. Samson have lost his long hair, Dalila has cut it of their materialists passions and have gouged his eyes with which he could look at the millions
In occasion of the 200th birthday of the composer Richard Wagner, La Fura dels Baus will held the Festival opening Musiktheater Linz am Volksgarten with their macro-show Ein Parzival inspired by Wagner’s Ring of Nibelung.
The first Verdi stage direction of Àlex Ollé is set in the near future. Inspired by George Orwell’s 1984, one can imagine the worst possible landscapes. The current economic crisis has caused the collapse of society we know it today. Power has closed in itself, in a form of a
Remake of the most spectacular actions created at the beginning of the Company merged with the latest sceneries for great format aerial operations.
To celebrate the centenary of l’Arena di Verona and on the occasion of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, La Fura dels Baus opens “Centanario Festival 2013”. Padrissa Carlus Alex Ollé and sign their version of Aida, opera par excellence of the Arena.
Keeping the names of the main characters of the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, Heiner Müller wrote a version of this work to talk about control, manipulation, power and the distance from the decadent aristocracy from the world surrounding it.
Aphrodite and the judgment of Paris is the story that tells the misfortune or fortune of a goddess emerged from the depths of the sea.
This is a contemporary stage direction, away from the concept of the superiority of the white man, that wants to recover the initial essence of the opera, plunging into the naivety of the young protagonist in love.
A video installation related to success and failure. Free electronic version based on The Soldier’s Tale. Music from Igor Stravinsky. Texts by Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz.
For the 2013 New Year’s Eve celebration, La Fura organize a massive party in Barcelona. The result was a macro-performance that exceeds all expectations for audience: more than 70,000 people participated in the event.
Wagner or Verdi?
Dreams is a project that aims to stage a ludic-therapeutic element through the theatrical action called “Human Net”.
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.