The work, which offers audiences a visual and aural feast including performances within a suspended mylar pool, began performances Oct. 11, 2007, and opened Oct. 24 at the former home of De La Guarda. Originally scheduled as a limited engagement, Fuerza Bruta is now enjoying an open-ended run.
De La Guarda's Diqui James (co-founder/co-creator) and Gaby Kerpel (composer/musical director) again "push the boundaries of theatrical creativity, motivation and innovation," according to a press statement. Fuerza Bruta (Brute Force) "breaks free from the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention [where] both performers and audience are immersed in an environment that floods the senses, evoking pure visceral emotion in a place where individual imagination soars."
Featured performers include Hallie Bulleit, Freddy Bosche, Daniel Case, John Hartzell, Joshua Kobak, Gwyneth Larsen, Tamara Levinson, Rose Mallare, Brooke Miyasaki, Jon Morris, Jason Novak, Marlyn Ortiz and Kepani Salgado-Ramos.
In addition to the newly launched DJ Connection, which welcomes a series of guest DJs — including Body & Soul's Danny Krivit — to spin during Thursday night performances, Fuerza Bruta has also extended its Boy's Night performances, which features "remixed scenes and choreography – putting the men of Fuerza Bruta in the pool and at the fore," according to press notes. The Boy's Nights will now be offered twice a month, on the first and third Friday.
Fuerza Bruta first played in Buenos Aires in 2005 and has also performed in Lisbon, London, Buenos Aires and Bogota with runs in Berlin and Hamburg to follow. Concert Productions International (CPI), Ozono Productions and David Binder Productions produce the New York run.
Tickets to Fuerza Bruta (Brute Force) at the Daryl Roth Theatre, 20 Union Square East (at 15th Street), can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting the box office. A limited number of $25 (cash-only) rush tickets will be made available two hours prior to curtain.
For more information visit fuerzabrutanyc.com.