Compagnia Artemis Danza
Inferno – Terra del fuoco

Teatro Alighieri | 14 June 2022 | at 9:00 PM

Compagnia Artemis Danza/Monica Casadei
Inferno – Terra del fuoco

choreographies, lighting and costume design Monica Casadei
original music Luca Vianini
direction and visual effects of the virtual set design Fabio Fiandrini
direction “Ombre” Alessandro Ceci
voice Agostino Rocca
musical dramaturgy Davide Tagliavini
live painting Giuliano del Sorbo
dancers Samuele Arisci, Michelle Atoe, Monica Castorina, Serena Bottet, Silvia Di Stazio, Alfonso Donnarumma, Chiara Falzone, Costanza Leporatti, Enrico Luly, Mattia Molini, Teresa Morisano, Christian Pellino, Salvatore Sciancalepore
performer Sabino Barbieri, Davide Tagliavini

with the participation of Gruppo Folk Italiano “alla Casadei” dance school Malpassi
texts selection Cristina Basoni
production assistant Mattia Molini
costume design assistant Michelle Atoe
thanks for the costume making Elena Nunziata

production Artemis Danza
in collaboration with Ravenna Festival, Comune di Ravenna, Istituti Italiani di Cultura di Jakarta, Lima, Mumbai, Praga, Tunisi, Washington; images by courtesy of the Ministero della Cultura, Direzione regionale Musei dell’Emilia-Romagna
with the contribution of Ministero della Cultura, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Comune di Parma
premiere

A harsh, wild landscape, seething with mud and fire, is the backdrop to Monica Casadei’s Inferno. With her company, Artemis, the Ferrara-born choreographer interprets selected tercets from Dante’s first Cantica in an allegorical work blending the sacred with the profane. Inferno – La Terra del Fuoco is a daring exploration in nine acts, where scene shifting happens in full sight with the contribution of several Italian artists, in Casadei’s typical tradition of linguistic métissage. A primordial dance made of spasms and drives, where the bestial balances the divine on a score that combines Dante’s words with the passionate music of Astor Piazzolla and the solemn dignity of Verdi’s Requiem. A chimerical, shuddering hell, till we come forth to rebehold the stars.

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