September 2, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Akademi’s Paradiso : Man’s enduring search for perfection goes to Deptford Market Yard, on 2 September 2017. Performance at 2.30pm. Part of Circulate 2017.

“I have been to Paradise and this is what I saw…”

Paradiso: Man’s Enduring Search for Perfection brings together an international creative team and a diverse cast to produce a sensual, earthly choreography. Inspired by the final part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, this 40-minute dance production shares common human struggles performed in an energetic celebration of dance.

Take passage through the heavenly cosmos and find answers to the obstacles of vanity, ambition and desire.

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

See the trailer

Paradiso is produced in association with Circulate, Wac Arts, British Library, Watermans Art Centre and The Nehru Centre. Akademi is funded by Arts Council England.

Image credit: Simon Richardson