After its premiere in France in 2020, Pastoral for the Planet finally arrives in Catalonia: it will be at the Porta Ferrada Festival in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Girona) with the Gio Symphonia and under the direction of Carlus Padrissa. It will be next Sunday, July 24, at 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through this link.
Padrissa proposes an immersive meditation on the relationship between nature and the human being that raises the possibility of living without consumption. Although the proposal raises the current point of rupture of the harmony and ecological resistance of the planet (dramatic and real), the work may have an unexpected turn that is decided by the same public using the immersive application Kalliope (developed by the Èpcia Foundation from La Fura).
Thus, Pastoral for the Planet, which has the illustrations and scenery of Mihael Milunovic and the creativity of Eyesberg, turns towards the utopian ideal and – possibly at the same time – of a global village, distributing the communities and living on the resources of Nature: the deep ecological model defended by futuristic industrial designer Jacque Fresco. A pioneer in human factors engineering, Fresco ranged from biomedical innovations to fully integrated social systems and, through The Venus Project, defended sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural resource management and advanced automation and the corresponding benefits that this would bring to society. La Fura dels Baus does not reinterpret the world: it awakens consciousness through a virtual world that will be projected to reality in 360 degrees. Pastoral for The Planet is a co-production of La Fura dels Baus, Erda Éducation Reserche Dévelopement Artistique and Le Grand Théâtre de Provence.