XXX

Description

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.

Synopsis

Using as a basis de Sade’s Justine, but placing the action of the play in the present day, XXX is about the perversion of a young girl called Eugenie by a group of libertines. Madame Lula, retired porno star and sensualist, a calculating and manipulating woman, is the instigator of the sexual initiation of the innocent Eugenie. In this project, she is accompanied by Dolmancé, a philosophical and intellectual being, who is the closest approximation in the play to de Sade himself. Dolmancé is the cruellest, the cleverest and the most selfish of the characters. Also present is Giovanni, Madame Lula’s brother, as well as her incestuous lover. Giovanni is obsessed with his sister, who is the only person capable of satisfying his narcissistic desires.

These four characters, along with a dressing table, a bed and a gigantic screen, are the motor that drives this spectacle of the corruption of innocence, of perversion and madness – a typically Furian manifestation of different theatrical media that offered a new, groundbreaking approach to erotic themes.

It has become customary for La Fura to mix different media in their work. Here, theatre, literature, music and the Internet combine to give life to a single body: the play. But in XXX, La Fura takes this one step further: the dialogues of the performers interact directly with projections from websites, containing videos, sound and graphics and other familiar aspects that allow us to surf
the web. These projections are used to reinforce and synthesise key concepts of the play, as well as energising and updating an original text written by one of the most lucid and controversial figures of the XVIIIth Century.

Credits

Versión libre de La filosofía en el tocador, de Sade (1740-1814).

Creación y dirección
Àlex Ollé, Carlos Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus).

Dramaturgia
Mercedes Abad, Valentina Carrasco, Àlex Ollé, Carlos Padrissa.

Creación y realización vídeo
Franc Aleu, Emmanuel Carlier.

Escenografía
Roland Olbeter

Coordinación musical
Miki Espuma (La Fura dels Baus), Big Toxic.

Ayudante de dirección
Valentina Carrasco

Colaboración especial
Magda Puyo

Diseño web
Cristina Casanovas

Actores
Jorge Flores, Pau Gómez, Pedro Gutiérrez, Damià Plensa, Sonia Segura, Teresa Vallejo.

Música
Alcohol Jazz, Belmonde, Big Toxic, Carlo Coupé, Danna Leese Routh, Elesbaan, Fangoria, Leandro, Lucho Próper, Mastretta, Miki Espuma, Milinko, Najwa, Robert Merdzo, Sexy Sadie, Xpansul.

Banda Sonora editada por Subterfuge Records.

Vestuario: Toni Allende.

Utillería: Alberto Pastor.

Producción ejecutiva: Carlota Gurt.

Road managers: Carole Groïa, Carlota Gurt, Pilar Solà, Esther Rodríguez.

Jefe técnico: Javier Cid.

Iluminación: Carlos García.

Sonido: Francesc Busquets, Ezequiel Pochettino.

Vídeo: Xavier Correa.

Maquinista: Félix Mendoza.

Estreno
11/5/01, en el Teatro Guerra de Lorca, Murcia.

Representaciones
275

Un espectáculo producido por La Fura dels Baus y Schauspielfrankfurt, en coproducción con el Festival d’Estiu de Barcelona GREC 2002 y la Fundación Teatre Lliure, con el patrocinio de Private.

Press

Docs

×