Saturday, May 29, 2010

Fuerza Bruta: Look Up!

The hostel was lucky enough to acquire 10 free tickets to the 10pm show of Fuerza Bruta, the Argentine production that just arrived for a 12-week run at the Auditorium Theater.

All the reviews that I had read of the production described it has "hard to describe," so I had no idea what to expect going into it. We arrived at the theater at about 9:55pm and were greeted wtih a club-like scene in the lobby of the theater. Techno and pop music pumped while the crowd enjoyed drinks and waited to be ushered into the auditorium. At around 10:15pm we got the go-ahead, and we moved into the theater - but not into seats! We were guided up to the stage and instructed to stand inside of a large, stage-wide, ceiling-high net. The fog machine set an almost eerie-scene and loud music erupted...and the experience began! I don't want to spoil the surprises, but you can expect the following things:

-The show is a mix of performance art and dance. There's no dialouge, but a lot of movement and music.
-You'll stand the duration of the 65-minute show.
-You'll be encouraged to particpate and interact with the performers, but not forced.
-You'll get at least a little wet (and a lot wet, if you so choose).
-It's a loud, high-energy, dance party - as close as any theater production can get to a rave/
-It'll go by VERY fast! It's non-stop the entire 65-minutes.

Tickets can be purchased at the Auditorium Theater (only a block away from HI-Chicago!) or on for between $50-$80, depending on the show time. The show will run regularly until August.

Check out more information here!

-Jessica Smith

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