Sunday, March 18, 2012

SUNSTAR NEWSPAPER: FUERZA BRUTA


WHAT do these hot celebrities Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Cameron Diaz, Sting, Britney Spears, Harrison Ford, Tyra Banks, Robert DeNiro, Catherine Zeta Jones, Sandra Bullock, Lucy Liu, Demi Moore, Lil Wayne, Jessica Alba, Fergie, Beyonce, Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, John Legend, Shakira, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Serena Williams, Ashton Kutcher, Kanye West and I have in common? We have all watched the amazing Fuerza Bruta show. I can only claim that as the only common denominator that we all have!
Fuerza Bruta was founded by some of the creators of the international sensation De La Guarda, including Diqui James (artistic director/creator); Gaby Kerpel (composer/musical director); Alejandro Garcia (technical director), Agustina James (technical producer), and Fabio Daquila (production supervisor). It is now playing until March 26 at the Manila Hotel tent, the same place where the first ever manila show of Cirque du Soleil, that worldwide phenomenon that made Canadian Guy Laliberte one of the richest man on the Forbes list with his acrobatic, visually stimulating shows, was shown to the Philippine public.
Fuerza Bruta has a company in New York that is currently performing in its fourth blockbuster year, as well as a touring company that has played major cities worldwide, including Buenos Aires, Lisbon, London, Cordoba, Bogota, Edinburgh, Berlin, Mexico, Rosario, Miami, Chicago, Puerto Rico, Caracas, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Bilbao, Knokke Heist, Moscow, Antwerp, Taipei and Tel Aviv, to high critical acclaim. And I feel so proud that Manila is now on that world class cities list where this touring group has performed!
On March 22, On Girls’ Night, Fuerza Bruta’s 45-foot clear overhead pool—one of the major highlights of the show—will feature the hunks in the Argentine cast instead of the usual all-female performers. The men will take their turn in the water, and slip, slide and slam just inches above the audience’s heads. This is a takeoff from the success of similar special shows in the trendy capitals of New York and Mexico. Too bad i was not able to wait for the Girls night out show and opted to watch the one with the girls swimming on the overhead pool.
Featuring a giant treadmill, an overhead pool, a host of fantastic special effects, and cast members with absolutely no fear of heights, Fuerza Bruta takes audiences on a crazy-cool journey. Audiences are urged not just to watch, but also shout, spin, touch and even help the cast smash things—an interactive live event that makes the usual night out dull in comparison.
Try to catch the show until March 26! For tickets and inquiries, call 320-1111 or visit www.hoopla.ph. Tickets are also on sale at the Manila Hotel concierge and at the box office. Follow me on twitter @iamheiding and share me your thoughts!

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