It’s neither a Broadway show nor a small community play.  “Fuerza Bruta: Look Up”  (”Brute Force” in Spanish) is more like a visual experience.  It’s an hour long interactive experience that has been captivating and intriguing New Yorkers and tourists alike for years.  I spent a great deal of time thinking about how to describe into words the kind of show people can except to experience without having to reveal too much.

The show literally starts off with a bang and keeps you drawn in until the very end where the performers have the audience dancing in the ‘rain’ (be fair warned that you may get wet or sprayed during the show).

I didn’t quite understand the ‘story’ behind the show, and I was quite distracted with the crew helping the performers set up each of their sequences and shuffling the crowd around back and forth (there are no seats/no sitting down for the entire show), but I still enjoyed the show and the experience and would recommend people to see it for themselves. If you are claustrophobic, I wouldn’t recommend this show for you either, as you will be up close with other guests in the audience; however, I didn’t mind because I was so captivated by the show and wondering what was going to happen next!

The highlight of the show was the water piece with the performers dancing, ‘swimming’ and throwing their bodies around in the water (which was ABOVE us in a plastic covered wall separating the crowd and the ladies performing) with the flashing colored lights reminiscent of a club scene and climatic music it was visually stunning. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who has not seen the show, so I will not go into great detail about this particular part, but I asked a few guests and that seemed to be the highlight of everyone’s experience as well.

Fuerza Bruta is showing at the Daryl Roth Theatre at 101 East 15th Street (just east of Union Square).  Check out this video of a little preview of what you will experience at this unique show!

– Tranika

Images courtesy of Fuerza Bruta: Look Up