Fuerza Bruta, which means ‘Brute Force’, is “a non-stop collision of dynamic music, visceral emotion, and kinetic aerial imagery”.
Far from a traditional performance, this postmodern show has no seats, no stage, and no dialogue. Instead, it’s a ’360 degree experience’ where the performers envelop the audience, enticing them to engage with the show as they fly, dance, and even swim around them.
A show that originated in Buenos Aires in 2005 by Diqui James, it has been running downtown, Off-Broadway in New York at the Daryl Roth Theater since 2007. The New York cast has been extended to 16 people, and more than 500,000 people have seen the show. Now a show that’s gone global, is has since been performed in Cordoba, Bogota, Queretaro, Miami, Chicago, Lisbon, Bilbao, Berlin, Moscow, London, Edinburgh, Antwerp and Madrid and is scheduled for Tel Aviv, Manila and Heerlen.
Emulating aspects from Cirque Du Soleil and Blue Man Group, Fuerza Bruta uses a combination of light, music, sound, and visuals to create a imaginative, dreamlike fantasy world. Dancers take advantage of the entire performance space and trapeze through the air, seemingly defying time and space. The audience will find themselves looking skyward at a pool suspended from the ceiling where dancers move in the water, creating images with their bodies.
Put that against the backdrop of bright strobe lights and a live DJ, and the result is an over-the-top theatrical performance that is part postmodern dance and part eclectic rave.
Shows run through mid-September, so get your tickets here.
Youtube Trailer here.
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Content by Guest Contributor Veronica Wong:
Veronica Wong is a native Californian who first came to Beijing in 2008 to explore the Chinese side of her heritage. Her favorite things to do in Beijing include: riding her bike around the hutongs, eating street food, sipping on sichuan-infused cocktails, and taking advantage of every rare blue sky day that Beijing offers.