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The Dante Project

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The Dante Project

Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante's vision.

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Background

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.

Credits

Choreography

Wayne McGregor

Music

Thomas Adès

Design

Tacita Dean

Lighting design (part 1)

Lucy Carter

and

Simon Bennison

Lighting design (parts 2-3)

Lucy Carter

Dramaturgy

Uzma Hameed

Cast sheets

Cast sheets will be available here soon.

To find out more visit the The Dante Project production page.