“La Fura dels Baus” is one of the oldest theater companies, with more than 40 years of history.
The German Jürgen Müller, co-founder of “La Fura dels Baus” and one of the six artistic directors of the theater company, died this Friday at the age of 66 due to a hereditary lung disease that he suffered for a decade.
Müller (Weiterdingen, 1955) was the actor in “La Fura dels Baus” who made the most personal representations and was also the actor who best mastered the physical body, the Butoh Dance and its interpretation of the theater of cruelty, as reported this Saturday the company.
Müller, who came to Barcelona to study contemporary dance and mime at the Institut del Teatre, participated in the creation and performance of the first “La Fura” shows, creating the so-called “furero language”.
Furero # JürgenMuller left us yesterday, due to a hereditary disease that he suffered for the last 10 years. #LaFuradelsBaus, together with his entire team of collaborators, mourns the sad loss of him. Rest in peace, furero. Long live Jürgen Müller! https://t.co/olqwXuNMZc pic.twitter.com/MqGRUlT9yj
Throughout his career, he also directed various proposals, such as macro-shows or digital theater, and frequently worked as a teacher in different workshops.
La Fura dels Baus and the entire team of collaborators have lamented this “sad loss” in a message on the networks: “Rest in peace, furero. Long live Jürgen Müller!”.
“La Fura dels Baus” is one of the oldest theater companies, with more than 40 years of history, in which it has created half a thousand artistic projects using its own language.
In recent years he has premiered a good number of shows, from the recreation of Manes, a fundamental piece of La Fura created in the 90s, to operas such as Karl V., Frankenstein, Manon Lescaut or Turandot, through Carmina’s tour Burana.