About the Project

La Fura Dels Baus, a Spanish performance ensemble from Barcelona, Spain, employed spectacle, ritual, sculpture, music, and theater, for the four performances that comprised Suz/o/Suz at the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens. Attended by almost four thousand people, Suz/o/Suz invoked metaphors for historical human conflict, as it stems from the struggle for power.


Performers were submerged in giant water tanks, dangled from a complex network of harnesses and ropes, climbed two-story rolling towers, then dissolved into post-battle swirls of smoke. The performance was produced in partnership with The Kitchen, P.S. 122, and The New York International Festival of the Arts.


Photograph by Robbie Lourenco




La Fura Dels Baus