By Projeto Gompa, Brazil.
Ibsen Scope Grant winner 2022.

In this montage, we see the essence of Brand, character from the homonymous work by Henrik Ibsen, brought to modern contexts in fragmented fashion, mixing theater, dance, music and visual arts. Brand is a relentless, obsessive leader, much like many extremist leaders today who dangerously influence crowds of human beings, frequently to devastating results. Based on that idea and pervaded by questions about the limits of our own humanity, we asked if our rationality is enough to distinguish us from animals, which are instinctive in their needs and leadership choices. INSTINTO is questioning the constant conflict between our ideals and our actions. It is the result of our concerns, of our desire to assimilate some phenomena of today’s world, to understand a little more about human beings, our instincts and our similarities with the primates.

Do you sympathize more with humans or animals? To what direction does your instincts and your choices conduct you?

In this Brazilian performance inspired by Ibsen’s Brand, we question the obsessive leaders, much like many extremists who dangerously influence crowds of human beings. But who put them in power? Are we more accurate than the monkeys in our leadership choices?  INSTINCT is a questioning about the conflict between our ideals and our actions.

Conception:  Camila Bauer and Liane Venturella
Direction:  Camila Bauer
Cast:  Alexsander Vidaleti, Fabiane Severo, Liane Venturella and Nelson Diniz
Sonography:  Álvaro RosaCosta and Paola Kirst
Playwright:  Giuliano Zanchi, based on the work Brand, by Henrik Ibsen, and the dramaturgical collaboration of the cast.
Dance direction:  Carlota Albuquerque
Scenography and objects:  Elcio Rossini
Videos:  Elcio Rossini and Maurício Rossini
Lightning and videography:  Ricardo Vivian
Costumes:  Daniel de Lion
Masks:  Victor Lopes
Guests for the song “Choro do Macaco”:  Simone Rasslan (piano) and Beto Chedid (Acoustic guitar and cavaquinho)
Participation in fair audio (RO):  Anderson Silva and Rinaldo Santos
Photography:  Vilmar Carvalho
Press publicity:  Léo Sant’Ana
Production:  Projeto Gompa
Financing:  Ibsen Scope