Royal Opera House: The Dante Project TBAProjector Exclusive

Year:
2020
Duration:
To be advised

*Please note that this is a recorded SCREENING of the ballet production, and NOT a live performance.

Royal Opera House (The Royal Ballet) presents: The Dante Project

Choreography: Wayne McGregor

Music:Thomas Adès

A collaboration between Wayne McGregor, Thomas Adès, Tacita Dean, Lucy Carter and Uzma Hameed

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For fans of the very first God Of War…. this one’s for you. Dante’s long narrative poem - the Divine Comedy - is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. It is widely considered to be the pre-eminent work in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature.

In his new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor creates a world premiere in collaboration with an award winning team – contemporary conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and the world of hell.

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