|Broadway in Chicago and Ozono Producciones presents|
|Fuerza Bruta: Look Up|
|Created by Diqui James
Music composed by Gaby Kerpel
at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map)
through July 11th | tickets: $47-$77 | more info
reviewed by Katy Walsh
Dance music blaring, strobe lights flashing, neon straws glowing... and that's preshow in the theatre lobby. Broadway in Chicago and Ozono Producciones presents Fuerza Bruta: Look Up, the Argentina-born performance art phenomenon. The experience starts in the lobby at the Auditorium Theatre. Converted to a nightclub lounge, the lobby, equipped with a bar, couches and empanadas, opens an hour before show time to (literally) build up the buzz for the main event. Ten minutes before curtain, security staff usher guests into the theatre and on to the stage. According to promoters, the capacity for the show is 800 guests standing comfortably with personal space. That calculation seems ideally inflated by about 200. With the successful opening night crowd, it's like rush hour on the Red Line but with everybody gawking out the windows at the view. The scenery is visual stimulations of the fast-paced mundane of the world and the whimsical enchantment of the sea kicked up with some Argentina sass. Fuerza Bruta: Look Up is a body rubbing, neck straining, pulsating immersion into a visual spectacle!
Check out the rest of the review at Chicago Theater Blog.