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Fuerza Bruta Wayra

Members say: Entertaining, Original, Absorbing, Edgy, Ambitious
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Critics
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5 reviews
Members
82
239 reviews
 

The newest venture by Argentina's Fuerza Bruta, this is an interactive, spectacular show with live music and aerial acrobatics.

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This Off-Broadway interactive experience is multi-sensory. Part-club night, part-theatre, Fuerza Bruta incorporates music and airborne gymnastic feats into its newest show, "Wayra", an expanded and updated version of the Argentinian spectacle. The audience remains on its feet and may be asked to move and participate.

 


Reviews (244)

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75
Avg Score

90
Time Out New York

"As a palate cleanser for theatergoers tired of living rooms and family secrets, Wayra is a bona fide thrill ride. Immersive theater may be more common now, but no one blasts through boundaries like these guys." Full Review

60
Theatermania

"While Wayra, the latest iteration of Fuerza Bruta, is being billed as providing a "fresh experience" through "newly designed set and scenes," nothing about it actually feels that way. And in the age of mind-blowing environmental-theater shows like Here Lies Love, Queen of the Night, and even Sleep No More, Wayra is more or less old hat, no matter how high the actors fly around the room." Full Review

75
New York Daily News

"Prepare to be blasted by gale-force gusts in the high-energy “Wayra” — which is fitting, since the title of the show means wind...Splashy and cool? You bet. But if you’re eyeballing your budget and you’ve seen “Fuerza Bruta,” you can let “Wayra” breeze by." Full Review

60
The New York Times

"“Wayra” is not an experience for control freaks or the claustrophobic. If you don’t like the idea of a plastic sheet that looks and smells like a massive shower curtain being unfurled directly on top of your head — that would be “Globa” — stay away. If emerging from a theater sopping wet would not add pleasure to your evening, you’d be taking a risk here: Some will be deluged." Full Review

95
New York City Theater

"This post-modern show hails from Argentina and takes pride in being loud, brash and an all-immersive experience. It's a club experience like no other...It's lewd, a bit rude and outrageously trashy. You'll be on your feet throughout, so make sure to leave the stilleto heels at home!" Full Review

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82
Avg Score

85
Absorbing, Dizzying, Intense, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if you want something different, new, exciting, surreal, LOUD, tactical, zero 4th-wall, w/non-stop surprises. Incredible from start to finish.

Don't see it if theater means sitting. You're IN this show, standing inside all the action. One of the most incredible live experiences at a show EVER.

76
Dizzying, Immersive, Energetic, Nightclubby

See it if you want to have a theatrical experience that feels more like a 1980's rave.

Don't see it if you lack the stamina to be on your feet for 90 minutes.

83
Dizzying, Epic, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you had some drinks and are with a group of non-theatre friends

Don't see it if you are looking for a storyline or plot, want to sit down, dislike crowds

70
Original, Absorbing, Delightful, Dizzying, Inventive

See it if If you love spectacle, this production is one of the best-realized versions of that I've seen; you feel like you're in a vivid dream.

Don't see it if the set is basically the worst possible version of a New York nightclub for tourists; way too loud and kind of yucky.

Also Wish they had framed the show differently; the club was not a very cla... Read more Read less

85
Original, Ambitious, Dizzying, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a thoroughly unique and creative spectacle and audience participation.

Don't see it if you're claustrophobic, cannot see shows with strobe lighting, or cannot stand for the length of an 80 minute show.

70
Ambitious, Edgy, Entertaining, Great staging, Immersive

See it if you want to be surprised with innovative physicality and immersive, fluid staging

Don't see it if you want a clear meaning or message behind the performances; you don't want to stand for the entire performance; you mind getting wet

83
Ambitious, Dizzying, Epic, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you love immersive interactive theatrical experiences!

Don't see it if you want to be passive at the theatre or need a place to sit down cuz this ain't it!

79
Entertaining, Fun

See it if If you don't mind standing and walking throughout the entire performance. It's so entertaining and fun.

Don't see it if If you have problems being on your feet for too long.

60
Original, Ambitious, Edgy, Excruciating

See it if you want to see moving art and don't mind standing and looking up through the whole show.

Don't see it if you don't like alternative performance art, standing on your feet for a whole show, looking above your head, or don't need a plot.

93
Original, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Intense

See it if you want a totally zany and fun experience

Don't see it if you want to sit down while seeing your show

69
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want a different kind of show. Fresh idea, all right realization.

Don't see it if You don't want to be on your feet and sweat for 1.5 hours.

50
Original, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Dated

See it if You're into techno/house music and like to be in the mosh pit.

Don't see it if You don't like loud music or if you like a plot with your theater. Also, you stand during the entire "performance". Overrated.

66
Funny, Dizzying, Edgy, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you like constant movement and feeling jostled

Don't see it if constant movement and suspense is unappealing

82
Original, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to be part of a unique show. All kinds of interesting entertainment. Swimming on the ceiling, trapeze artists walking on walls.

Don't see it if you don't want to hear loud music or standing for the whole show.

84
Original, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want a fun night that is different and entertaining

Don't see it if you need to sit and just watch.

72
Original, Ambitious, Clever, Dizzying

See it if you're looking for an exciting and unique night out!

Don't see it if you don't have an open mind to experimental types of entertainments.

82
Edgy, Quirky, Entertaining, Energetic

See it if you have never seen previous Fuerza Bruta productions; you're looking for a theatrical experience in a club atmosphere; you seek the unique.

Don't see it if you've seen previous incarnations. (Not much new in this "new" production.) And certainly don't see it if you desire conventional theatre.

79
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if if you'd like to experience a unique experience filled with dynamic sounds, visuals, and gravity defying stunts

Don't see it if you don't like standing around or don't want to get wet

81
Original, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You like immersive, fun! Not any real story yet somehow there's a thread of emotion that connects audience and actors. Incredible really!

Don't see it if You can't stand for an hour and a half or have personal space issues.

54
Edgy, Refreshing, Overrated, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you did not see the last Fuerza, because that one was better. You want to see amazing stunts, you like loud music, you want a downtown feel

Don't see it if you hate standing, you want story, you want meaning.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Intense, Entertaining

See it if you like high energy performance art/dance.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play, a musical or a place to sit down.

82
Refreshing, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if not your typical show. This is a stand up on your feet experience. The show takes place above and around you.

Don't see it if you do not want to stand for over 1 hour.

72
Original, Clever, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if you want to see something like you've never seen before

Don't see it if you don't like standing for the whole show

85
Original, Absorbing, Entertaining, Fun, Great staging

See it if You like a dance party! It's consistently entertaining, and great spectacle as dancers move in/around/above you. By the end you'll join in!

Don't see it if You want to sit & don't like participation; you won't get a chance & you're surrounded by other people as you move around a large room

85
Original, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like feeling as if you were part of the show. you would like to see a unique show

Don't see it if you cannot deal with strobe lights or don't want to stand