Point of View

Out and About with the Fuerza Bruta Cast
August 5, 2009, 4:12 pm
Filed under: Fuerza Bruta

Fuerza Bruta ends August 9 and has entertained more than 30,000 patrons. The dynamic performance is the longest running production the Adrienne Arsht Center has ever presented, which means the stars of the show are quite the busy bunch. When the cast of Fuerza Bruta isn’t swimming in a mylar pool, running through moving walls and flipping through the air, what are they possibly up to? For many of them, this is their first trip to Miami and with physically demanding 7-day work weeks for the Adrienne Arsht Center’s longest-running show; one wonders how they are spending their off time in the “Magic City”.  Fuerza Bruta performers Martin Buzzo, Ilia Castro and Brooke Miyasaki took some time from their off-time for P.O.V. to find out.

Fuerza Bruta Cast on South Beach

Fuerza Bruta Cast on South Beach


Fuerza Bruta cast with the Miami Heat dancers

Fuerza Bruta cast with the Miami Heat dancers

Q: Have you been hanging out mostly on South Beach? If so, where?

A: Martin — I enjoy the beach both during day and night. I tend to hand out mostly at bars and lounges because I am not really a nightclub guy. I especially like Double Deuce, Jazid and Purdy Lounge. We hung out at Club 50 at the Viceroy where we enjoyed their fantastic rooftop.

Ilia — I’ve spent a lot of my free time on South Beach. I love sunbathing and just being near the ocean. It’s so peaceful and relaxing. Miami is the only place in the U.S. where you feel like you’re on a tropical island, but not be. Also, the music, the people, the vibe are all great.

Q: Where have you had your most memorable Miami evening outings? Why?

A: Ilia — The most memorable night I had here in Miami was at the nightclub, Space. We all went out as a cast. Everyone was having a good time. I love being around the people I’ve come to care about and just enjoy each others’ company.

Brooke — Some of my most memorable nights have been at Miami staples: a night by the pool at the Delano, a dinner in the Design District, music at Jazid, or in the water at South Beach.

Q: What about Miami has surprised you the most?

A: Ilia — The one thing about Miami that has surprised me the most is that the music scene out here is so diverse!!! You have everything from Hip Hop, to House, to Reggae. Whatever I’m in the mood for I can find on any night!

Brooke — I’ve been very taken back by the openness of the people of Miami. Socially, people want to connect, are open to embracing new cultures, food, experiences, etc, and they don’t have a problem expressing it. With that comes a very friendly outlook of the natives here. This is a culture of sun and sweat, and I see it reflected in the warmth of the people and a positive outlook on life in general.

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