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Akademi @ Alchemy / Paradiso: Man’s enduring search for perfection
May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm£15
Akademi returns to Southbank Centre’s festival of South Asian culture with Paradiso: Man’s enduring search for perfection.
“I have been to Paradise and this is what I saw…”
Embody Dante and make your ascent into the celestial.
Inspired by his journey; orbit the heavens to find eternal enlightenment. Take passage through the heavenly cosmos and find answers to the obstacles of vanity, ambition and desire. These shared human struggles are performed in an energetic celebration of dance.
This interpretation of the third part of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy is produced by Akademi, with direction and choreography by Jose Agudo, it features an original score by Bernhard Schimpelsberger.
“Turn your gaze heavenward and leave this restless world behind.”
Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy
Image credit: Simon Richardson
Event information: Meet at Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office before the performance, to be guided to the Royal Festival Hall Roof. Please note that this is an outdoor performance, please dress accordingly.
Access: Please note this venue is not accessible to patrons with limited mobility.