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Tacita Dean - The Dante Project The Royal Ballet

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Tacita Dean participates in Wayne McGregor’s Dante Project: The Royal Ballet’s first ever co-production with the Ballet Opera de Paris, celebrating the life of Dante as inspired by his Divine Comedy. Dean, a Royal Academician, will design the costumes and the set, creating a filmic depiction of "Paradise" that will be projected across the stage.

For the production, Dean will work alongside composer Thomas Adès, lighting designer Lucy Carter, and dramaturge Uzma Hameed, making it her first ballet-collaboration.

Presented as part of the 700th anniversary celebrations of the poet’s death, Dante’s epic journey through the afterlife, The Divine Comedy, is realised in a major artistic collaboration between trailblazing forces of the contemporary arts scene.

In an inaugural co-production with Paris Opera Ballet and music co-commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Wayne McGregor’s groundbreaking choreography comes together with a virtuoso new score by one of the most influential musicians of the 21st Century, composer-conductor Thomas Adès, and designs by the acclaimed artist Tacita Dean, celebrated for her pioneering and poetic work across film and other mediums. With esteemed lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed, the creative team unite in this three-part work for the full Company to illuminate the extraordinary vision of Dante.

14 - 30 October 2021

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