Sonora Desert
direction, stage setting and lights Claudia Sorace

researches and sound dramaturgy Riccardo Fazi

music Alvin Curran

technical direction, lights and stage realization Maria Elena Fusacchia

assistant to technical direction Simona Gallo, Camila Chiozza
guides Chiara Caimmi, Francesco Di Stefano
organization Martina Merico
counseling Ilaria Mancia
an idea by Glen Blackhall, Riccardo Fazi, Claudia Sorace
production Muta Imago 2021
coproductions Teatro di Roma – Teatro Nazionale, Fondazione I Teatri / Festival Aperto Reggio Emilia
with the support of Azienda Speciale Palaexpo – Mattatoio
Muta Imago is supported by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
Sonora Desert is a perceptual experiment.
It is an experiment in the sense that it has no defined size and content.
It is an experiment in the sense that it takes on different form and meaning for each person.
It is an experiment in the sense that it is unembodied and vulnerable.

Sonora Desert is an original format straddling live concert, installation and performance.
Sonora Desert is inspired by a journey in the Sonoran Desert, one of the largest American deserts, located between Arizona and Mexico. Starting from the diary of the journey through this mythical place, Sonora Desert brings together the investigation on the nature of time that the company is carrying out in recent years with the research carried out in America in the ’60s on the relationship between vibrations and states of consciousness.
Sonora Desert is a place lived between sleep and wakefulness, which invites the spectator to experience a liminal dimension of the self where he can meet his own unconscious and archetypal memory.

An ambient made of sounds, lights, color and physical vibrations, in dialogue with the music specially composed by Alvin Curran, puts the viewer in a deep relationship with the reality of a world where time and the self tend to merge until they disappear.
The desert is absolute space, empty of culture and sense, absence of sociality and relationships. The scene disappears, every human presence disappears, the possibility of a story disappears: everything happens in the mind of the spectator.