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Fuerza Bruta: They dance, they fly, they smash things
Theater and dance fans and the rest of the show-going public who think they’ve seen it all better think again. Starting this February, Fuerza Bruta, an event filled with innovative artistic thrills promises to grab their attention and never let go. A mix of theater, aerial stunts, and dance party, the tour de force spectacle that has been wowing audiences across the globe will make its Manila premiere at the Manila Hotel on February 14, 2012.
Celebrated by audiences across the world, Fuerza Bruta is a non-stop collision of dynamic music, visceral emotion, and kinetic aerial imagery. Defying both gravity and convention, Fuerza Bruta is a show to stun the senses. 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.
Fuerza Bruta will captivate audience members as soon as they step into the Manila Hotel Tent, which will be transformed into an alternate universe with thumping beats, engaging dream sequences, and even a multidimensional swimming pool above the heads of the audience as they stand in the middle of the action.
Breaking free from the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention, Fuerza Bruta is an event where worlds collide and reality takes a back seat. At show time, audiences are engulfed in a 360-degree spectacle featuring mind-blowing visual effects within inches of the audience that must be seen to be believed - a man running full throttle on a giant treadmill, bursting through a series of moving walls; tumbling performers suspended in mid-air; beautiful dancers in a clear pool overhead.
"We have had amazing success touring Fuerza Bruta around the world, and after a very successful run in Taipei, we are excited to bring it back to Asia," said Michael Cohl, Chairman of S2BN Entertainment. "The powerful, high-octane visual extravaganza has great international appeal whether it is in the United States, South America, or Europe - and even in Asia, too."
With famous clients and successful world touring shows including the Rolling Stones, U2, Pink Floyd, The Bodies Exhibition, and hit Broadway sensation Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Cohl, the head of S2BN Entertainment, has an impressive track record identifying, producing and effectively marketing live shows and events.
Fuerza Bruta has a company in New York that is currently performing in their 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.
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).
Celebrity followers of James' work include 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 more.
The stage is set for the most astounding event of 2012 as Hoopla Inc., the promoter of Cirque du Soleil here in the Philippines, launches another world-class first in the local entertainment scene. The cast will perform in Manila beginning February 14 for six weeks at the Manila Hotel Tent. For tickets and inquiries, call 320-1111 or visit www.hoopla.ph. Tickets are also on sale at the Manila Hotel concierge.
The Manila Hotel and Fox International Channels are the official sponsors of Fuerza Bruta in the Philippines. The Manila Hotel is also the official hotel and residence of Fuerza Bruta.