Another exciting new act has been announced for Electric Picnic – one that will see a human net, with the help and addition of 55 Irish volunteers, go 40 foot above the concert goers.
A unique, dramatic arts show called Human Seed by La Fura dels Baus has been created exclusively for Electric Picnic 2018, promising to be a spectacle that will enthral and excite and quite possibly prove to be the most dazzling performance yet at Electric Picnic!
It will be the first time in their 40-year history that La Fura dels Baus will perform in Ireland.
The organisers say that, “this spectacular show will go beyond the limits of what has ever been witnessed to date. La Fura dels Baus troupe will create a mesmerising human net with the help and addition of 55 Irish volunteers”.
“As the human net takes centre stage, it will be raised to a death-defying 40 foot over the wondrous eyes of the picnickers at Stradbally Hall.”
This year’s picnickers will have the privilege of witnessing this astonishing worldwide premiere created specifically for Electric Picnic 2018.
“Adding further drama to the mesmeric marvel will be a 10-metre moving transformer style puppet, that will illuminate the night time skies as it towers over the crowds below.”
Directed by Pera Tantiñà, La Fura dels Baushave crafted their performance based on the story of how humans grow and come together. The show Human Seed will become a symbol to the flower of life, for the germination of humanity.
They have performed their astounding show to millions around the globe from Operas to large scale shows such as the opening of the Olympics in Barcelona and most recently they performed at New York’s Lincoln Center with The New York Times describing the show as a “Dazzling ‘Creation’ by La Fura dels Baus that ‘Brought Light to Lincoln Center”.