Fuerza Bruta

Location location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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The other night, I went to one of the weirdest performances I have even seen.

I had been hearing a lot about Fuerza Bruta since being in Buenos Aires.  Locals told me I would love it, other expats raved on about how amazing it was and even Trip Advisor couldn’t recommend it high enough.

Far from your ordinary performance, Fuerza Bruta is a theatrical experience where the audience moves around the theatre and interacts with the performers.  The show started years ago in Buenos Aires and is now showing around the world in London, New York and cities across China.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, and now having seen it – I’m still not sure what to think of it!

We entered the dark theatre and stood there waiting for the show to begin.

It started with a loud gunshot and a man flying across the room.  Next, the man was walking on a moving platform in the middle of the audience.

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

He passed other people and objects that flew off the platform while he kept running; like a dream that had turned into a nightmare.

Until another loud gunshot, where the scene ended and a bright blue curtain closed around us.

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

Then a couple of screeching fairies appeared running in a circle above our heads.

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

It went dark again and the walking man reappeared, crashing into more furniture and solid objects.

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

Then, we looked up at a bright orange pool that had illuminated above us.

The creatures (that made alien-like noises) swam in pretty formations and did belly flops around the pool as it changed colour.

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

The pool came lower and lower towards us.  And the audience couldn’t resist reaching up to the swimming creatures.

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

The pool slowly raised again and disappeared into darkness.

Neon lights switched on and all of a sudden, sassy little pirates came to dance with us and to crash polystyrene blocks on our heads.

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

Then the pirates did a little song and dance on stage.

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

Danny and I watched, looking rather bewildered!

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

Next, a DJ popped up the corner and blasted us with his big fan, lighting effects and party music.

Then a big dome was blown up around us and a seriously good looking man bounced up and down from the plastic ceiling into the audience.

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

He reached out and picked up a few lucky audience members to fly up and down with him.

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

By this stage, the crowd below was exploding in eurphoric cheers.

And the performers came out again for a final signing and dancing act.

fuerza bruta, buenos aires, blog, review, centro cultural recoleta

And that was it!  In the brief hour-long performance, there were some impressive technical effects and scenes that inspired a wave of emotions.  But otherwise, it left me stumped as to what it all meant.  What do you think?  Weird or what?!

4 thoughts on “Fuerza Bruta

  1. I watched this in London Win! and agree, weird, yet oddly drawn in to the movement, colour, scene.
    your camera captured it so well!!

  2. Thanks for the comments Mae! So weird right?! Yep, the camera was so good for that night – didn’t need to touch up the pictures at all!

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