I got to see Fuerza Bruta with one of my friends tonight… And it was about time. Pretty much all of my friends have already seen and raved about this show, so I was definitely looking forward to it.
Before seeing the show, I took advantage of the food trucks that populate Union Square and tried the Korilla BBQ – Korean BBQ one. I was not disappointed. I chose the bulgogi rice bowl with stir fried kimchi bacon rice and all the vegetables I could want: Beansprouts, carrots, cucumbers, and mushrooms, along with some sweet/hot sauce. The meat was marinated beautifully in a delicious sauce- flavorful and tender. And the veggies were great- fresh and plentiful, and made me feel like I was having a well balanced healthy meal.
So at Fuerza Bruta, we all stood up the entire time, in this dark room with smoke with bright blue and red lights, eagerly anticipating the beginning of the show. It finally began with a guy in all black then white in bright white light, pacing and then coming closer and closer, being shot with a loud bang that startled me quite a bit. But he revitalized after being shot down and continued to run and walk, with other folks joining in- I immediately fell in love with the Bradley Cooper lookalike.
I loved the dance sequences best, one of them with two talented gals dancing sideways, while facing each other on the shimmery pinkish purple sunset of fabric.
Then there were much celebratory dancing pounding music beats; a guy dressed in all white running in the air with white confetti filling the air; dancing with the crowds and confetti everywhere… After all that intense heart pumping high energy atmosphere, the music slowed to a calmer pace and we witnessed some gorgeous shapes dancing on top of us in water. The clear container holding the dancers would come down toward us slowly until it was directly on top of us and we interacted with the dancers, which was a lot of fun.
After the water dancing sequence, we witnessed the troupe that had started the show doing more running in the air with white confetti, which was quite cool to watch. Loved the feeling of cool air from motion and from the smoke machines.
After the show, I had a chance to meet the who caught my eye, and got a picture with him. Gorgeous, is he not?
It would be an understatement to say this show is weird, but it had this great feeling of fun, good energy and craziness, with some surprises mixed in. So, if you want a rocking evening that awakens your senses- visual, audio & touch – and makes you want to joyfully dance & jump, then go see Fuerza Bruta!
… With one caveat: Try to get discount tickets. I got mine half off through LivingSocial and I’m not sure I would’ve paid full price to see the show.
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