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Fuerza Bruta: Review

FuerzaBrutaPerhaps the best thing about living in London is the ability for things to change, more or less constantly. This can mean things never take your surprise anymore, however. So, when plans to meet up with some friends one evening changed a matter of hours before to seeing a post-modern, interactive, Argentinean dance/theatre performance at the Roundhouse, well, I was actually pleasantly surprised.

Going into something like this without any preconceptions is definitely the best way to approach it. Really, all I knew was from what little the posters on the underground showed and little at that. The grin on my friends’ faces, who had been the year before, made me sure we were in for some surprises.
I won’t go into detail, that would spoil the show, but the Roundhouse is the ideal venue for such a show. We were ushered into the theatre, which had been stripped of all seating or banking and herded into the middle of the room, there to wait in pitch darkness. Under any other circumstances this would probably have made me seriously question what on earth I was doing there, but it seemed strangely normal.

Over the next hour and a half the show unfolded around, above, next to and with us. Everything from a full on assault on the senses, to what can only be described as a rave by way of fantastically ingenious set pieces, performances and wildly exuberant performers. The whole experience is fantastic, utterly surreal and beautiful at the same time. It really is like nothing else I have ever seen.

If you are looking for a unique, immersive and hugely engaging night at the theatre I cannot recommend this highly enough.

Fuerza Bruta is on at the Roundhouse until the 2nd March.
Click here for tickets and more information: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/fuerzabruta

Written by Peter Churchill

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