Muta Imago


10€; 7€ (under 30 - over 60)


13th and 14th September | 10 pm
La Pelanda – Studio 1

world premier

Il Combattimento revolves around the concept of love as war, the identification between amorous combat and warfare; of seduction as conquest, of love as the abandonment of calm to enter into a dimension of mystery and the loss of self. Muta Imago wanted to explore the concept of combat, understand its beauty and the possibilities it contains. The classical musical tradition of the Italian madrigal dialogues with an imaginary animal, savage and outside of time. The choreographic work is inspired by a study of the concept of “mating” present in the animal world, particularly the world of birds, the gathering of rituals engaging the body and movement that animals, particularly males, engage to attract female desire, convincing the female of one’s strength and sensuality. Il Combattimento is a performance that takes the form of savage and animalistic contest, which starts with the song of the bird of paradise, moves through the Après-Midi d’un Faune by Nijinski and ends up at twerking. A circular and hypnotic movement that seeks to investigate love as the thrust of desire, desire as an exhibition of the self, and sex as the exchange and annulment of identity.

Muta Imago is a theatrical company and an artistic research project born in Rome in 2006. It moves between Rome and Brussels. It is guided by Claudia Sorace, director and Riccardo Fazi, dramaturgist and sound designer. It is comprised of all the people who have been, are and will be involved in creating the work. It is continually searching out forms and stories that connect the sphere of the imagination with that of present reality – human, political and social. For this, it creates plays, performances and installations where the space is that of the relationship and conflict between humans and their times.

direction Claudia Sorace
with Annamaria Ajmone, Sara Leghissa
dramaturgy and sound Riccardo Fazi
technical direction Maria Elena Fusacchia
costumes Fiamma Benvignati
organization Martina Merico
production Muta Imago
with the support of Angelo Mai
Company financed by Mibact