If you haven’t seen the interactive spectacle Fuerza Bruta in action yet, it can be hard to describe. It’s sort of like dreaming while you’re awake. Last year in Beijing, Fuerza Bruta gained high praise, and here comes your second chance to enjoy this dream. Fuerza Bruta is a postmodern theatre show that originated in Buenos Aires in 2005 and was created by Diqui James. It is also the name of the company that brings the show, formerly called De La Guarda. It is a very energetic spectacle under the motto “Brute Force”, has interaction between the performers and the public, and is described as a 360 degree experience.
Breaking free from the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention, FUERZA BRUTA is an event where worlds collide and reality takes a back seat. At show time, audiences are ushered onto the main stage where they are engulfed in a 360 degree spectacle featuring mind-blowing visual effects just inches above the audience that must be seen to be believed – a man running full throttle on a giant treadmill, bursting through a series of moving walls; performers suspended in mid-air surrounded by a vast sea of mylar; and gorgeous womentwisting ethereally in a lucite pool above the audience. Argentinean creative genius Diqui James, one of the creators of the smash hit show De La Guarda, created the original scenes and magnificent customized staging.
The show 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. The show has since travelled over the world. It has been performed in Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Bogota, Queretaro, Miami, Chicago, Lisbon, Bilbao, Berlin, Moscow, London, Edinburgh, Antwerp and Madrid and is scheduled for Tel Aviv, Manila and Heerlen.
Date: Sat 07 Jun - Fri 11 Jul
Time: 7-9pm , 9.30-11pm
Metro: Longhua Zhong Lu
Address: Xuhui Riverside Public Open Space, Dongan Lu, near Longteng Avenue, Xuhui district
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