101 East 15th Street
New York, NY 10003
Not a traditional, story-driven production, Fuerza Bruta (or “Brute Force,” in English) is a completely non-verbal performance the uses music, dance, acrobatics, aerial imagery and some awe-inspiring visual displays and set designs. The show combines segments that trigger a whole range of emotions, from desperation to triumph to pure joy. There’s a wee bit of plot, too, in a running theme involving a guy in a suit who faces harsh winds, flying objects and brick walls while chasing after something. Or maybe he’s being chased. Fuerzabruta doesn’t sweat those kinds of details. It just wants to rock your world with an overload of sight, sound and motion.