Romeo Castellucci / Inferno

Romeo Castellucci is sometimes referred to as an iconoclast. He himself says that he creates meaningless theatre which has an immediate impact on the spectator. Of course, dear visitor, you have known about him for a long time. For the sixth time you will be able to experience what it is like to be inexorably swept along into his world. This time around the performance is not a tragedy but a divine comedy. Dante's 'La Divina Commedia' is a poem in three parts about a journey to hell, purgatory and finally, paradise. Should we expect a happy ending in Castellucci's adaptation? 'Inferno', part one, will be created on the gigantic stage of the Cour d'Honneur in Avignon, in the palace where the first French pope, Clement V, resided. The pope allows Dante to descend into the inferno. We are confronted with man's confusion, the fragmentation of the community and the darkness of art. Red Hall,
deSingel, Antwerp, 6-9 May 2009