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Anticipating 2021’s new ballet: will ‘The Dante Project’ drag the arts out of Purgatory?

“The past year, with its flux of lockdowns and loneliness will haunt the choreography of the ‘Inferno,’ where dancers grasp at one another in damnation only to drift apart again”

In the first of a two part series, Eliza Tracey examines the effect the pandemic has had on ‘The Dante Project’. This Ballet, split into three separate acts, explores Dante’s original material while adding a modern twist. Tracey also looks into how successful the Royal Ballet have been in performing such weighty source material in the past.
In the upcoming second part of this series Tracey will give her thoughts on the performance itself.

Illustration by Ben Beechener