Adès: The Dante Project
Label: OPUS ARTE
Catalog: OA 1319D
Format: DVD VIDEO
Edward Watson Gary Avis Beatriz Stix-Brunell Marcelino Sambe Francesca Hayward Matthew Ball Calvin Richardson Ann, GARY AVIS
Originally presented as part of the 700th anniversary celebrations of the poet’s death, Dante’s epic journey through the afterlife in The Divine Comedy, is realized in a major artistic collaboration between trailblazing forces of the contemporary arts scene. Wayne McGregor’s ground breaking choreography comes together with a virtuosic new score by one of the most influential musicians of the 21st century, composer conductor Thomas Adès, and designs by the renowned artist Tacita Dean, celebrated for her pioneering and poetic work across film and other mediums. Together they illuminate the extraordinary vision of Dante in this three-part work for the full Company. This world premiere recording also marks the final production starring acclaimed dancer Edward Watson as Royal Ballet Principal, after 27 years with the Company.