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.
Depicting images of family life, Purgatorio is set in a domestic space where the use of imagination disguises reality, tormenting the soul.
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
Theatre Department Barbican Centre
Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS