Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fuerza Bruta - Boys Night

Last night I had a free ticket to see Fuerza Bruta (Español for "Brute Force"), from the creators of De Le Guarda.

I'd seen De Le Guarda, so I had an idea of what to expect.  Unlike most Broadway shows, you don't sit through the show.  You stand and move throughout the show and the show happens around you.

Much like Cirque du Soleil, the show is more visceral, with an obvious theme, but a vague story.  It touches your emotions deep below the surface.

It is difficult to describe the show except as living, embodied concepts:  frantic energy, chaos, crowded, intensity, beauty, sexy, calm, wet.

There were lots of images related to the corporate world which would be very familiar to anyone working in Manhattan, and the themes captured the chaos that is even more apparent in the current economic crisis.

It was an incredible show that is impossible to capture in words.  Maybe this video will give you a taste, but if you're in New York, go see it.  It's great.

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