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La Divina Commedia

NNT

August 11, 2013 - December 21, 2013

2 hours

Tour in The Netherlands and Belgium

In La Divina Commedia the writer Dante Alighieri travels fictively through hel, and passes purgatory to paradise. The adaptation Mafaalani brought on stage became famous and sold out. A sensual experience of the italian masterpeace. Mafaalani created a big stage full of eternal touching and breathetaking scenes, poetic and circus, drama and horror.

 Roadmovie to Paradise

 


Volkskrant

"Tijdens de prachtige slotscène muisstil is in de zaal. Weber en De Jong voeren dan hoog boven het podium een delicaat acrobatisch duet uit. Mooi en gevaarlijk." Vincent Kouters

September 18, 2009


8weekly

"Het is onmogelijk onbewogen te blijven als De Jong zijn stem verheft en zich schreeuwend op de grond laat vallen. Zijn spel is fenomenaal."

September 18, 2009

Dante

Merijn de Jong

Beatrice

Dreya Weber

Singer

G.W. Sok

Autor

Dante Alighieri

Director

Ola Mafaalani

Adaptation

Ko van den Bosch

Setdesign

Andre Joosten

Dramaturg

Dirkje Houtman

Composer

Jan Kooper

Choreographer

Dreya Weber

Translater

Peter Verstegen, Ike Cialona

The Divine Comedy is an epic poem and a world master peace by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.While creating La Divina Commedia Dante was homeless. He was not allowed to enter his hometown Florence after leaving it when he was 37 years old. Ola Mafaalani adapted this walk through hell by making it the walk of a refugy in this days. Only that his name is Dante. And he is a poet.

See the Photo Gallery through hell. Longing for the big love, Beatrice, in paradise.

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) has been called “the Father of the Italian language” and one of the greatest poets of world literature. In Italy, Dante is often referred to as il Sommo Poeta (“the Supreme Poet”. Dante was indeed a major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages. His masterpeace was La divina commedia.

It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem’s imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century.

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