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Inside the

Wild Heart

INSIDE THE WILD HEART

A fully immersive theatrical experience based on the works and life of Brazilian Jewish

Conceived by Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini

directed by Linda Wise from Pantheatre-Paris

 

October 18th through November 18th, 2018

@ Aich Studios

218 East 25th Street, New York NY

 

Learn more HERE

 

Inside the Wild Heart is a fully immersive theatrical experience based on the works and life of Brazilian Jewish writer Clarice Lispector. The show transports audience directly inside Lispector’s heart creating an experience that encourages audiences to engage with literature on a sensory level. Conceived by Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini, the show integrates visual arts, film, music & performance art, which embodies the writer’s deepest feelings, serving as an entry point to Clarice's incredible work, still mostly unknown in the US. The performers embody the writer's biggest themes such as identity, solitude, madness, violence, faith, motherhood, childhood and freedom accompanied by Mario Forte on the electronics and violin. The audience is free to choose whom to follow, where to go, how long to stay in each room and if they want to participate or not. Starting with the question "If you were yourself, what would you do?", Inside the Wild Heart opens the doors for the audience’s curiosity and creativity and reminds us that "Getting lost is also a way". The 2016 production, directed by Regina Miranda, received 4 nominations and gave Andressa Furletti the award of Best Actress at the Brazilian International Press Awards 2017.

 

Backlash
of 
Brazilian Happiness

By Debora Balardini

 

Premiers May 2019.

 

A a work in progress duo performance about identity and what means to be one more person with a million questions in a crowded world of lonely people.​

 

Learn more HERE

PAST PERFORMANCES >

Backlash
of
Brazilian
Happiness

INSIDE THE WILD HEART (2016)

 

Inside the Wild Heart is a fully immersive theatrical experience showcasing the work of Clarice Lispector, Brazil's most acclaimed female writer. The show transports audience directly inside Lispector’s heart creating an experience that encourages audiences to engage with literature on a sensory level.

 

Conceived by Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini and directed by Regina Miranda, the show integrates visual arts, film, music & performance art, which embodies the writer’s deepest feelings, serving as an entry point to Clarice's incredible work, still mostly unknown in the US. Five actors and one dancer embodied the writer's biggest themes. 

INFINITE WHILE IT LASTS 

(Infinito Enquanto Dure) - 2013 and 2014 - Inspired by the life and works of Vinicius de Moraes.

 

Group .BR first original and site specific production demanded a second run after sold out performances in 2013. The show happened in a bar, Nublu in 2013 and Studio 151 in 2014, inviting the audience to sit at tables, drink, savor Brazilian appetizers while seeing the life and works of Vinicius de Moraes unfold before them. Vinicius is a Brazilian poet and composer most known for being one of the creators of Bossa Nova and it’s biggest hits such as Girl From Ipanema. Set on a real bar with a live band and a cast of 8 actors the audience felt transported to the bohemian and romantic sides of Vinicius’ Rio de Janeiro. The play and it’s cast received 8 nominations to Brazilian International Press Awards, a nomination to the Inovative Theater Awards, a grant from National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), extensive media coverage and the presence of a variety of celebrities such Sônia Braga and Heloísa Pinheiro, the girl from Ipanema herself.  

THE SERPENT
 

The Serpent (A Serpente) - 2012 - By Nelson Rodrigues

First play produced by Group .BR.

The Serpent (A Serpente) by Brazil’s most known playwright, Nelson Rodrigues. It was staged at Teatro LaTea (New York) and had 5 performances, 4 of them sold out. It was the confirmation that New York craved Brazilian theater. The play was nominated to the Brazilian International Press Awards and received extensive media coverage.  

FOURLEGGED MELANCHOLY (2012)

An exploration of our melancholic selves – the part of us that lives with the echo of what has been lost. It goes to a place where melancholy is NOT all sadness, but rather a complex state of being, with a full range of emotions.

THE KING OF YELLOW

The King in Yellow is an exploration of the themes of death and meaning in our lives and the lives of the countless generations who have come before us. It follows two people, the Victim and the Scholar.  The Victim is a modern-day woman, proud, powerful and determined, but she runs afoul of her passions and something far darker and more sinister. The Scholar, on the other hand, is a Renaissance student at an Italian university, who has found a book that he believes holds the fundamental secrets of the cosmos, the secrets of the King in Yellow.