La Fura dels Baus create massive, awe-inspiring shows that combine human athletic precision, breathtaking acrobatics and large moveable structures. Among their many creations are flying angels, giant wheels hovering in open air and daredevil choreography performed in a spinning, smoking globe.
Needless to say, it was pretty spectacular!
I got there a bit early to watch the Welcome to Country, which was pretty cool.
The gardens were already packed out with picnic-ers, enjoying the fine weather for once (apparently it rained for the last two years).
Once the welcome was over, they gave us warning to pack up all stuff, stand up, and if we were movement inpaired (e.g. disabled, had small kids and especially a pram) to move outside the boundary. People were unwilling, but it soon became obvious why we should!
As the time for the show approached, people started moving through the crowd with burning fire sticks. People started moving!
Then we had all sorts:
Angels hanging in the sky
bull riders (charging through the crowd, see why you had to move?!)
and the curtain of sandgropers, hanging from the crane:
Sounds weird but it looked fantastic!