THE DANTE PROJECT / PROGRAMME / Garnier / Avril / 2023
Program of the ballet The Dante Project at the Palais Garnier - from May 03 to 31, 2023
Premiered in London in October 2021, The Dante Project is now entering the repertoire of the Opéra national de Paris. With a colorful orchestral score by Thomas Adès, British choreographer Wayne McGregor presents a ballet in three acts inspired by the alternately chilling and sunny landscapes of The Divine Comedy. Written in the 14th century by Dante, this founding poem of the Italian language recounts an initiatory journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Giving life through dance to this medieval Christian imaginary, in which a young woman, Beatrice, embodies a promise of love and hope, McGregor reconstructs a narrative arc that takes the audience on a continuous journey, where sounds, gestures and lights form the material of a mysterious and changing constellation.
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