Spill Festival 2009

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 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.

Performance time: 19.45
Running time: 90 mins/no interval
Latecomers will not be admitted

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

Barbican Theatre, ore 19:45
Tickets: £10-26

Theatre Department Barbican Centre
Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS

Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
Tel. 0547.25566, fax. 0547.25560 (ore 9,00-13,00)