I saw this show twice in Buenos Aires as the company is originally from Argentina. The great thing is that they are now performing at London’s Roundhouse. A mixture of circus, acrobatic and interactive theatre is the perfect combination to make Fuerza Bruta a “must see show”. It is live until March 2nd at the Roundhouse.
I went to see this show in Southbank last week with some friends.The scenery is in the middle with chairs all around it, which it makes it very intimate. Only 6 people performed in the show, displaying an amazing array of acrobatic and circus skills. It was like being transported back to the 1940’s and seeing a Gypsy Circus, and that was what I really loved – no fancy costumes, no amazing set or scenery, just a few guys with incredible flexibility and abilities, lovely music and great dancing. It was visually impressive and very enjoyable. You can get tickets for just £10!!
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It was the first time that I had ever been to see a Cirque du Soleil show. The company have been through Buenos Aires but as the prices were ridiculous (I mean either you pay rent or you go to the show!) I never could afford it.
Here in London as well its not cheap, but at least it’s possible. If we compare this with the circus that our grandparents used to take us to, with the elephants and the clowns, that was a cheap show, so this is the high class version of the circus. And a very special one.
This year the theme is like a sociological study of the world’s ancient a lot of cultures. The influences came from the earth, trees, animals, aborigines and nature. The music is so carefully chosen as well. I could noticed sounds from America, and eastern Europe, and gypsies and Mayas and Native Americans.
The spectacle is absolutely breathtaking. I couldn’t believe what my eyes were seeing. Open mouthed I was sitting there, watching how these people pushed their bodies to the limit. I can’t even run a bus, I bear no comparison really, but these people are incredible.
The show has some great lighthearted moments of fun, with modern day clowns, acrobats and singing. You can see here acts and performers from all around the world. I wonder where the directors find them or if they the acts themselves go and knock the door of the “Circus Owner” saying ta-raaaaa, but the important thing is that the acts are so impressive you feel like you’ve been let into a really special world.
The show at the Royal Albert Hall in London has just been extended to 16th Feb, so if you can find tickets, you should go. And enjoy being 9 years old again.
The Flying Karamazov Brother’s show was an unexpected pleasure to watch. Having read mixed reviews about the group, we decided to go anyway and give them a chance. A series of brilliantly choreographed sketches punctuated the show, always fast moving, imaginative, comic and, more than everything, original.
Each of the ‘brothers’ are talented musicians as well, which carries through in the rhythm of their juggling performance. They had children and adults alike gasping with joy and amazement at some of the daring stunts, which included juggling with flaming torches, meat cleavers and chinese food (as donated by the audience).
A sense of fun and wry humor kept the atmosphere light for the entire hour and a half. This was the last show of the London tour, but I certainly recommend seeing them if they are in a town near you.