|Thu 28th May||7.15pm|
Approximate running time: about 3 hours
Choreography Wayne McGregor
Music Thomas Adès
Design Tacita Dean
Lighting design (part one) Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison
Lighting design (parts two and three) Lucy Carter
Dramaturg Uzma Hameed
Conductor Koen Kessels
Dante’s 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. 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 his extraordinary vision.
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