This will be the fourth performance of our Dante exploration, in its stripped-down version which responds to specific images from the three parts of Dante’s sequence – Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise – with music and dance. The show includes my study of Purgatory, That Second Realm, written with choreographer Susie Crow, as well as a short flute piece Luce sì vivace, which together with Roxanna Panufnik’s beautiful quartet This Paradise, completes the final part. Earlier on, Hell is vividly represented by Ligeti and Cheryl Frances Hoad.
It’ll be performed in Oxford, on November 28th, in the chapel of Mansfield College. This wonderful space, with its glowing stone, warm light and open spaces is absolutely perfect.