Photo by myself at a Fuerzabruta show in Union Square.
This performance group has had an extended run in Union Square. I'd say it's an edgier relative of Cirque du Soleil.
The show is original, romantic, interactive and unexpected. The crowd moves around as music blares, papers fly and performers do the wildest things.
I'm usually a hard sell in terms of venues, but I was pretty wowed when we saw a Fuerzabruta show last week.
I don't want to give much away, except that there's loud percussive music, and wind machines, and actors swimming in mid-air.
Mark is tough to please, but all throughout the show, he was saying, 'Wow, that's cool' and 'Wow...!'
Tickets are $75 and performances run all week, except Mondays. I'm sure this group will be in town for a while, but I would go sooner rather than later. You can see many more snippets of the show on the Fuerzabruta website.
(Above, audience members in the foreground, the actor in the spotlight).
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