The collective GOMPA Project presents Frankenstein, a performance inspired by the homonymous work by Mary Shelley. The group mixes dance, theater, visual arts and original soundtrack performed live to reinvent the first science fiction work in history. Through this scenic miscegenation, the trajectory of a human being generated from other human beings is told, who tries to adapt to the current world even though feeling that nothing she does is sufficient.
The performance proposes a reflection on our relationships of belonging, identification or absence of identification, questioning how much we feel included or part of something, at the same time that it proposes a study of the movements of the human body. For this, two dancers are on stage showing the body that is formed from fragments, objects and mirrors that generate poetic images on the scene. Reflexes, transparencies, body and breathing movements, sounds, words, dissonances, shadows and fissures converge to the scenic symbiosis in which we doubt what we see and hear, building an enigmatic and dreamlike atmosphere. A sense of strangeness is evoked in the audience, at the same time that they perceive themselves reflected on stage, in delicate and sinuous lighting procedures.
Imputes of choreographic creation, such as fragmentation of the body and the use of visual installations, stimulate choreography that seeks to deconstruct codes already established by contemporary dance, producing other aesthetic forms in which the ugly gains space at the expense of the beautiful and of the form understood as well-finished. Disconnect and reconnect the body parts creating a new body from that. Marionette body, series of articulated parts that are dismembered and regrouped in different ways. In this sense, the human body as we know it loses its integral structure, being able to be organized in other combinations, without trunk or with more than one pair of legs.
Composition and Sound design
V Mostra Glênio Peres - Porto Alegre (RS) - 2019
Porto Alegre (RS), Gravataí (RS)
Direction: Camila Bauer
Cast: Fabiane Severo and Douglas Jung
Composition and sound design: Álvaro RosaCosta
Choreography: Fabiane Severo and Douglas Jung
Choreographic provocations: Carlota Albuquerque
Scenography and objects: Élcio Rossini
Lighting: Ricardo Vivian
Costumes: Renan Vilas
Dramaturgy: Camila Bauer, Carina Corá and Pedro Bertoldi
Graphic art: Jéssica Barbosa
Photography: Regina Protskof and Cláudio Etges
Production and realization: GOMPA Project
DIEGO FERREIRA - OLHAR(ES) DA CENA: "Frankenstein is the new and daring project of Collective Gompa, which with each new work presents us with new possibilities in the field of the performing arts. It is difficult to categorize and label the productions of this collective, which for the past five years has been dedicated to language research and has taken hybridism to the limit in its productions. [...] A spectacular work that remains in our memory as those unforgettable performances due to the inventiveness of its creators. [...] The Gompa Project is once again to be congratulated not only for this work, but also for the ensemble of its works which, with each new step, takes Rio Grande do Sul productions to other levels."