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Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
On from 02 Apr 2009 till 09 Apr 2009
Barbican
by Romeo Castellucci
Genre(s): Classic, Drama

About: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso

Presented as three separate events – Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, Romeo Castellucci has dismantled, exposed and transformed Dante’s epic text into a truly lived experience.

Using a profoundly visual style, Castellucci creates a deeply unsettling world forcing you into a hauntingly beautiful nightmare, engaging the senses in an experience you are unlikely to forget. This is highly visceral theatre, not for the faint-hearted.

Inferno
Inferno traditionally tells the epic tale of a struggle between heaven and hell, between God and the devil and between the living and the dead. Using framed and poignant imagery, Castellucci transports this story, placing into question the future of humanity.

2 – 3 April 2009
Barbican Theatre
7:45pm
90 mins / no interval
Tickets £10-26

Purgatorio
Depicting images of family life, Purgatorio is set in a domestic space where the use of imagination disguises reality, tormenting the soul.

8 – 9 Apr 2009
Barbican Theatre
7:45pm
90 mins/no interval
Tickets £10-£26

Paradiso
In an intimate walk-up installation experience, Paradiso sets up the ultimate frame where the viewer and the viewed are placed in a direct relationship with each other. This is paradise as a transient moment.

2 – 9 Apr 2009
Silk Street Theatre, Barbican Centre
1:00, 1:20, 1:50, 2:20, 5:00, 5:20, 5:40, 6:10, 6:30, 7:00, 9:30, 10:00, 12:30, 1:40, 5:30, 6:00, 7:20 (see website for further details regarding timed admission)
10 mins/walk through installation
Tickets £5

Castellucci Trilogy Multi-Buy Tickets £19-45.Includes 1 ticket for both Inferno and Purgatorio + Paradiso £1 – timed admissions, see website for session details

Age guidance 18+

Contains material that is disturbing

Trilogy freely inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy

Direction, set design, lighting and costumes by Romeo Castellucci
Original music by Scott Gibbons
Choreography by Cindy Van Acker and Romeo Castellucci

Collaboration to the set design by Giacomo Strada
Sculptures on stage, mechanisims and prosthesis by Istvan Zimmermann and Giovanna Amoroso
Automations by Giuseppe Contini

Co-produced by Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio; Festival d’Avignon; Le Maillon-Théâtre de Strasbourg, Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers–Scène Nationale, Opéra de Dijon; barbicanbite09 London, as part of SPILL Festival of Performance; deSingel / Antwerpen, Kunstenfestivaldesarts; De Munt/La Monnaie / Bruxelles; Athens Festival; UCLA Live / Los Angeles; La Bâtie-Festival de Genève; Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione / Modena; Nam June Paik Art Center / Gyeonggi-do, Korea; Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 09, Vilnius International Theatre Festival Sirenos; Cankarjev dom / Ljubljana; F/T 09 Tokyo International Arts Festival

Part of Paris Calling, a Franco-British season of performing arts

SPILL Festival of Performance is an international festival of experimental theatre, live art and performance showing the work of exceptional artists from around the world at a range of high-profile venues across London. Created by Pacitti Company, SPILL runs from 2–26 Apr 2009.

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