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la Biennale di Venezia
Main Visual Sezione Teatro EN (new)


Muta Imago (Italy)

Friday 14 October - 1 p.m.
Teatro Fondamenta Nuove
Muta Imago (Italy)
Displace #1 La rabbia rossa

Muta Imago
direction, space and lighting Claudia Sorace
dramaturgy and sound Riccardo Fazi
technical assistance Maria Elena Fusacchia, Luca Giovagnoli
narrator Fabiana Gabanini
costumes Fiamma Benvignati
set photography Luigi Angelucci
organization Manuela Macaluso, Martina Merico, Maura Teofili
with Anna Basti, Chiara Caimmi, Valia La Rocca, Cristina Rocchetti
production Muta Imago 2010
a coproduction with Culture Programme of the European Commission
project Focus on Art and Science in the Performing Arts
with the support of Regione Lazio - Assessorato alla Cultura, Spettacolo e Sport
in collaboration with Inteatro Polverigi, L’Arboreto - Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, Centrale Preneste, Angelo Mai, Città di Ebla
lenght 40’
A thought that collapses at the end of the world: Muta Imago starts here for its new project called “Displace” – in the sense of displaced persons – of which La rabbia rossa is the first movement. What would happen if the world as we know it were destroyed? What would the earth, the air and the men be like? In a desolate environment, without space or time, the Roman company attempts to formulate a response: everything is covered in dust, while the tangle of sounds that introduces this post-catastrophic reality reveals a few remaining fragments of humanity. The figures that attempt to move on stage – like the women in “The Trojan Women”, the mother of all war theatre, mentioned as one of the sources of the work – no longer have a past and cannot imagine any future. They certainly do not speak, but start to move amidst rays of light, trying to imagine some sort of survival.
Muta Imago (Italy)

Claudia Sorace (director), Riccardo Fazi (playwright) and Massimo Troncanetti (production designer) have known each other forever, since they were in high school. Then they went their separate ways for a few years to grow: Claudia earned her diploma at the Paolo Grassi in Milan and works in Turin with Gabriele Vacis; Riccardo, who just graduated with a thesis on new American theatre, is following the tour by Caden Manson of the Big Art Group; Massimo is beginning to made video-installations and is an assistant to artist Alfredo Pirri. The three were destined to meet again in Rome in the winter of 2004: in one month of work, in the spaces of the Rampa Prenestina, they created Grano, Muta Imago’s first production.

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