Tacita Dean Dante’s Divine Comedy
On July 12 and 13, the Los Angeles Music Center premieres The Dante Project (Inferno), the first part of a new collaborative project between Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer Wayne McGregor and conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed, commissioned by the London Royal Opera House and set to premiere in its entirety next May 2020.
As Dante’s poem, this new project in three parts 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. On this occasion, an award-winning team of artists collaborates for the first time to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.
In anticipation of the Los Angeles Music Center premiere, an artist talk between Tacita Dean and Wayne McGregor will take place at the Hammer Museum, on July 2nd at 7:30 PM.