The performance weaves together narrative and poetic texts in both Italian and Arabic, accompanied by music from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean traditions. It tells a tale from One Thousand and One Nights, interspersed with Italian Renaissance poems and melodies, verses from medieval Arabic literature, and music from the ancient Maghreb and Arab-Andalusian traditions.
The narrative, delivered in a blend of Italian and Arabic, immediately delves into timeless themes found in ancient human poetry, rooted in a shared wisdom across civilizations. Betrayal, knowledge, freedom, beauty, brotherhood, and love form the foundation upon which the delicate yet profound story of The Two Moons rests, inviting the ear, heart, and intellect to reconnect with the roots of civilizations and their profound love.
At the core of the performance is the female figure of Shahrazād, an archetypal and universal emblem of feminine intelligence and wisdom. She perfectly represents two faces of the same reality: Western and Eastern cultures, using the powerful tool of art as a unique message of fraternity, love, and beauty.