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A performative event to commemorate Italian maximum poet Dante Alighieri in the VII century anniversary from his death.
Alberto Martinez Guinaldo as Dante,
the opera singer Fritjof Fuglesang,
and 37 students from the Copenhagen International School of Performing Arts (CISPA):
Noora Sofia Virta
Johanna Matilda Valle
Ada Josefine Moe
Birta Sól Guðbrandsdóttir
Noora Sointu Vuorela
Aldís Ósk Davíðsdóttir
Jón Gunnar Vopnfjörō Ingólfson
Dramaturgy and Direction: Giuseppe L. Bonifati, IT
Dramaturg and Acting Coach: Lars Henning, DK
Original Music: Claudio Passilongo, IT
Accordionist: Jónas Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, IS
Set design by Linda Sugataghy, HU
Choreography: Melody Putu, ZA
Assistant: Lide Martinez Abaigar, E
A partnership between DOO performing arts group (IT) / Det Flyvende Teater / CISPA – Copenhagen International School of Performing Arts/ University of Copenhagen- Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies / Societá Italiana Dante Alighieri in Copenhagen (DK).
With the support of:
MIBACT – Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Dante 2021,
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Italian Cultural Institute in Copenagaghen,
Lasson Andersens Fond,
and the Municipality of Copenhagen
The Divine Comedy is a sacred poem by the Italian maximum poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), comprising three parts, Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory) and Paradiso (Paradise). Each of these are composed of 33 canti, plus an introductory canto. Altogether there are 100 canti, nearly 150,000 verses, written somewhere between 1307 and 1320. The Divine Comedy is more than a literary monument for the Western culture: it is a reference. Even for those who have never read it, this text makes sense and seems like a mythical country in which you visit the underworld, dreading punishments, in which you go through paradise, searching for the divine revelation. Many writers and artists have been fascinated by this text, its images, visions, hallucinations, the breadth of its registers (amorous, mystical, erudite, allegorical, political, poetical…). Many have wanted to translate it, to spread its treasures. A masterpiece of world literature which has accompanied thousands of generations in their growth and formation.
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