Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
Can you describe a performance you attended?
This was my first encounter with La Fura:
Words don't do it justice, though. The audience was on a basketball court and among the audience there were large metal stages (4/5m high) on wheels that were being pushed around at almost jogging speeds, so you had to be careful to get the hell out of the way. There were lights all around creating patterns and textures on the surfaces and videoscreens everywhere. Sometimes, fake blood spilled onto the audience. There were also extras going around on the floor in the middle of the audience doing each their own stuff, which looked like street performances but there was no time to stand and find out. Music and sound effects also helped create an atmosphere of immersion.
The play itself was a modern take on MacBeth, that dealt with the obsessions of modern society, such as sex, power, technology, media, violence. All without a fake moral stand on the coming of the apocalypse, but in a more danse macabre
I found it fascinating and have been a fan ever since.