Ok. So this is a little hard to put into words. Not everyday do you get to see something that makes you think "I have never experienced anything like this in my entire life"...and that is what FUEZABRUTA is. I was lucky enough to be taken by a friend who was a cast member of a previous production, and I am now in awe of how this guy got to do this 8 times a week.
It is a show that is at once, beautiful, violent, graceful, ferocious and magic. The audience stands in the centre of the auditorium as the performance, a study of breaking out of life and into our dreams and want of freedom (well that's how I saw it), takes place overhead and from all corners of the space. A giant perspex tank of water swims overhead as performers swarm through the water which lowers just high enough to come face to face with one of these swimming girls. She stares, you put your hand to the plastic separating you as your hands meet for a second, and then she swims away. Performers walk at head height on an unseen treadmill before violently running through walls that smash apart with such ferocity and scatter the audience in debris.
You actually become a part of it as the audience is ushered around the performance (it takes place 360 degress around you). An incredible scene involved the entire auditorium suddenyl being encircled by a giant silver curtain some 30 feet tall and performers suspended on cables ran and flew around these billowing walls (think the gravity defying stunts of The Matrix series and Crouching Tiger happening right around you - FOR REAL). The scenes changed and varied different emotions and intensity, ending with the entire audience becoming involved as the cast, after curtain call, jumping into the audience to dance and scream along as water rained down on the crowd. All there were elated by the experience, and I FORBID ANYONE to come to New York and not to see this show.
We departed to a Japanese restaurant with my friend and a current cast member who relayed stories of performing, and I was floored by how humble they both were to be a part of something so unique and incredible. All in all a great night; an amazing experience, a new friend and a new appreciation for a current one.