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XXX

Media Release: November 21, 2003 in Film & Television, Music, Theatre |

x designOne of the world’s most acclaimed performance companies La Fura dels Baus will for the first time be presented in Melbourne with its latest production XXX for seven performances at the Comedy Theatre before its Sydney season at the Enmore Theatre for another seven performances.

XXX is based on the Philosophy in the Boudoir (1795) by the Marquis de Sade in which a young woman is sexually initiated at the hands of a group of libertines.

This is the forth tour of La Fura dels Baus from Barcelona having appeared in sell seasons at the Adelaide Festival and the 2002 Sydney Festival with QBS Macbeth. Their intense consistently intense, provocative and highly technical work spans theatre, opera, film and music.

XXX is sexual, emotional and psychological dynamite, ignited by a profound and spectacular audio-visual barrage that is inescapable, unavoidable and awe inspiring.

Its London season earlier this year ruffled a few feathers sending the British tabloids into a front page frenzy and Scotland Yard into the theatre.

XXX Director, Alex Olle says Humanity exists because of sex, but we are brought up to be ashamed of it.

Producer, Rodney Rigby said In an age where people can change their sex, have virtual sex online and be bombarded by pornographic spam this show is without equal. It is the boldest, most explicit and thought provoking theatrical event ever seen.

1 Review

Emma
Dec 1, 2003

Arguably the most explicit theatrical experiment ever to claim the artistic high ground The Time, London