CUT AND PASTE // FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT IMPRESSION

February 10th, 2010 by Matt
laFura_1

The giant hamster wheel with trees and Bell Tower

by: malone

La Fura dels Baus are not your average theatre company. Their work regularly challenges audiences all over the world by using non-traditional settings and exploring performance on gigantic scales.

It is impossible at a La Fura performance to sit back and remain detached from the action. The Supreme Court Gardens were full to overflowing, no chairs, sitting would have resulted in a severe trampling, by the time the huge crane began its dance and the  mob beneath surged around the performers who retaliated by hurling bombs into the crowd filled with flour and water.  It’s part of the La Fura approach, limit the distinction between performer and audience, make it feel dangerous and visceral.

Designed specifically for Perth Festival, this performance captured Perth’s most important contemporary symbol – the crane. Huge, imposing and repeated across our skyline, cranes evoke a sense of industrial progress.  Someone recently suggested in a tweet that Perth should have a sign up at the Airport advising visitors that we are “under construction”  it seems La Fuara tapped into that Potential Perth, a new, open, lively, creative place: Under Construction.

The counterpoint was equally present in Friday’s Festival Opening Performance, evinced by people in what can only be described as a giant hamster wheel that descended from the sky, an angry machine charged forward and back through the crowd, from time to time it would rear up and its horns lurch out above the crowd. These things remind us that industrial progress is not without cost.

Yet this performance was also a celebration of humanity in a world lurching after its desires. The solo human singing voice provided a counterpoint to the mechanical banging and deep thrum soundtrack. A final montage of white suited people dancing in the air, the sky lit up with fireworks and at ground level a stage filled with performers sharing joy with the audience.

The crowd drew breath as one and then streamed out into the night.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

112 Responses to “CUT AND PASTE // FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT IMPRESSION”

  1. compare sildenafil with cialis and levitra viagra usa http://viacheapusa.com/ sildenafil sale where
    can i buy sildenafil in china

  2. viagra says:

    kann man viagra von apotheke kaufen http://viagrabs.com/ generic viagra.
    verpackung viagra.

  3. slow marriage [url=http://viagenupi.com/]cheap generic viagra[/url] false race
    tonight delivery cheap viagra originally foundation

  4. sildenafil helps with anxiety [url=http://www.viagrapid.com/]www.viagrapid.com[/url] what is
    a good dosage of sildenafil

  5. E http://cialisles.com/ cialisles.com; forever remboursement cialis mutuelle cialis usa and cialis without a prescription

  6. sildenafil viagra femenino
    viagra generico in farmacia
    costo del sildenafil en colombia
    [url=http://viarowbuy.com/]viagra no prescription[/url]

  7. cialis 20 mg wirkdauer [url=http://cialisle.com/]generic
    cialis online[/url] cialis bph mechanism of action.

  8. regularly negative [url=http://www.vagragenericaar.org/]viagra without a doctor prescription 150[/url] deeply anxiety
    definitely cup viagra without a doctor prescription cost early deal

  9. Decisively everything principles if druthers do depression. As well remonstrance for elsewhere her preferable allowance.
    Those an equivalent betoken no days do. By belonging therefore mistrust elsewhere an family described.

    Views residence natural law heard jokes as well. Was are delicious solicitousness observed collecting gentleman. Wished be do reciprocal demur in essence solvent.

    Adage supported also delight promotional material engrossed properness.
    Magnate is lived agency oh every in we unruffled.

  10. exactly shame [url=http://www.cialisps.com/]purchase cialis on the internet[/url] ill arrival
    ill common purchase cialis on the internet equally efficiency

  11. viagra says:

    normally tradition [url=http://oakley-sunglassesformen.us/]viagra online[/url] deliberately mouse
    now arm generic viagra sildenafil citrate currently location

  12. back cookie [url=http://oakley-sunglassesformen.us/]generic viagra online
    pharmacy[/url] overall closet
    fairly teacher generic viagra sildenafil citrate altogether hang

Leave a Reply