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This event is scheduled to begin at 7.30pm BST on Friday 29 October 2021. The performance will last about 3 hours.
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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.
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A co-production between The Royal Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet
Music co-commission with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, Music and Artistic Director
Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor generously supported by Tina Taylor
Generous philanthropic support from Julia and Hans Rausing, Sir Lloyd and Lady Dorfman, The Sargent Charitable Trust and the Friends of Covent Garden
Streaming generously supported by The Foyle Foundation