Autumn Trilogy: the Dance, the Music, the Word
Paradiso XXXIII

by and with Elio Germano and Teho Teardo

dramaturgy Elio Germano
sound dramaturgy Teho Teardo
with Laura Bisceglia cello and Ambra Chiara Michelangeli viola
direction Simone Ferrari & Lulu Helbaek

lighting design Pasquale Mari
video artists Sergio Pappalettera and Marino Capitanio
set design Matteo Oioli

in coproduction with Pierfrancesco Pisani per Infinito Produzioni,
Fondazione Teatro della Toscana, Teatro Franco Parenti, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Ferrara Claudio Abbado, Teatro Amintore Galli di Rimini

world premiere
commissioned by Ravenna Festival


We still have vivid memories of his voice ringing out on the final Canto of the Divine Comedy, recited in a height of emotion last year, at the opening celebration of Italy’s “Year of Dante”. Elio Germano will be back this year, to ideally close this seventh centenary with the very same Canto 33. But this time it won’t be just naked verses, since Dante’s eternal words are the heart of a project that has inspired original and unpredictable music by prominent avant-garde composer Teho Teardo, impervious to labels but greatly appreciated for his film and theatre soundtracks. To complete the picture is the visionary and poetic eye of Simone Ferrari, the prominent Show Director and designer of Olympic ceremonies, talent competitions like X FactorItaly,and magic shows by Cirque du Soleil.