Barcelona says farewell toe 2014 and welcomes 2015 in with an innovative show that combines stage and visual arts, live music, percussion, water, fire, and pyrotechnics, confirming that the Catalan capital is one of the most creative and innovative international stages to celebrate the New Year.
The event attracted more than 70,000 people who gathered to welcome the New Year in with a groundbreaking and surprising outdoors macro-show by the Catalan theatre company La Fura dels Baus.
La Fura dels Baus is internationally renowned for the creation of large non-conventional shows with mechanical structures, music, movement, fire, the inclusion of new technologies, and interaction with the audience. In the New Year celebration in Barcelona, La Fura brought the Being of the Millennium back to life. This is a spectacular iron sculpture with a human shape, more than 15 m high, which represents the spirit of the city.
The New Year came in among live music and percussions, which gave way to the building of a traditional human tower (castellers) by one of the city colles (groups). There were also fireworks in this show that combines tradition and the avant-garde, resulting in a display that thrilled the audience one more year and which has become an international must for New Year’s Eve.
The spectacular staging required more than one hundred actors and artists specialising in vertical shows. Together, they climbed up the inside of the metal structure, creating a heartbeat that made the Being of the Millennium come alive just before 2015 came in.
Thousands of people who came to the foot of the well-known Magic Fountain in Montjuic were able to interact with the unique event that positions Barcelona as one of the capitals of creativity and innovation.