Sunday, December 23, 2007

"Fuerzabruta" and bizarre weather


First, the weather: lots of rain and wind today. But the real news was the temperature. When Rachel and I returned from seeing a show tonight, at around 9:30 or 10 pm, it was 60 degrees! Considering that in the past week the high has been in the 30s, with lows in the 20s, this weather shift is truly bizarre. Not complaining, just noting. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and 40. Doesn't look like we'll get a white Christmas, after all. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 40s for the next 10 days. Maybe we will have a mild winter?

Second, "Fuerzabruta": What an imaginative show! More like performance art, really, with some pretty wild stunts. But it definitely had a message of breaking boundaries and defying conventions that Rachel and Mary took home with them. (Jeff didn't want to see the show, which was probably good because if you were at all claustrophobic, it might have bothered you.)

It was a really lively event, with some audience participation--essentially, we were part of the show, since there were no seats, we stood and moved sort of in sync with the performers as the stage moved around the room, and they came into the audience for part of the show, as well.

There were portions of the show that took place in water, inside heavy-duty plastic pools suspended above the audience. At one point, a giant pool with four female swimmer/dancers came down right above us (see photo), and we could touch the dancers through the clear plastic--it was encouraged (not in a lascivious way at all).

Hard to explain this show. You might want to read about it on the NY Times site: http://theater2.nytimes.com/2007/10/25/theater/reviews/25fuer.html.

Christmas Eve tomorrow! YAY!

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