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November 9, 2015

For the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante: a unique sensory journey

From November 9 to 14 in the beautiful complex of Santa Croce, Florence

From November 9 to 14 more than 500 people can enjoy a multi-sensory journey of actively in the complex of Santa Croce. The event, occasioned by the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri, is inserted between those used for the 5th National Ecclesial Convention.

«DANTE 750: Legato con amore in un volume, ciò che per l’universo si squaderna» is the title chosen for this unusual staging of the landscapes described in Dante's Divine Comedy.

The performance, set within the complex of Santa Croce and played by individuals in public life and entertainment, ordinary people, prisoners, young people, children and foreigners, is a traveling show: people, taking part, perform a choral and popular fresco, reinterpreting the soundscapes and sensory of Dante and making perceptible sounds, noises and smells described by Dante himself. 

The audience in small groups will be accompanied along three different environments to which correspond three different sensory experiences: the Famedio, the Sacrestia (which houses the Crucifix by Cimabue) and the Cappella dei Pazzi, each dedicated to a canto of Divine Comedy and characterized by a specific tonal acoustic and olfactory.

The gloomy and oppressive tension of Hell, where the damned are living without hope and without being able to tell their story if not to Dante and only once in eternity, you pass to the glorification of nature in Purgatory, and earthly reflection of material 'divine harmony, and you get to behold the light of God.

Every single journey takes about 45 minutes and includes the presence of up to 50 people at a time.

Inputs every 20 minutes for each evening during the following times:
Monday, November 9 from 8.30pm to 10pm; Tuesday through Saturday from 6pm to 10pm.

Free admission, reservations required.

Info: Ph. 345 5854590 / /


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