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PARA|DISO Revisited


Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten

PARA | DISO Revisited is a remake of youPARA|DISO (2010),  the final part of a cycle that is inspired by Dante Alighieri’s La Divina Commedia. This creation of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten follows the successful pieces HELL and the recently presented diptych [purgatorio] POPOPERA and [purgatorio] IN VISIONE (2008).


In this performance, as in the previous parts of their Dante trilogy, Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten break away from the usual assumptions about the hereafter. They set out with open visors to look for the answer to the question: what is paradise? When we separate paradise from all those prejudices, it turns out that this is not a simple question to answer. What should we expect from something we value so highly?

The Korean architect Minsuk Cho created a monumental scenery in which the grandeur and vulnerability of paradise becomes visible. To provide the overall structure, Greco and Scholten wrote a decalogue and a guide to entering paradise, which the designers and dancers then appropriated.

In PARA | DISO Revisited the six performers follow their individual paths to paradise and seduce one another with their slogans: I am futuristic, I am cosmic, I am generous, I am divine, I am pure, I am exclusive. Guided by an anonymous muse they gradually surrender themselves. A dance in a vacuum: suffocating, but without a fatal ending.



★★★★ Theaterkrant. 
"Nieuwe ruimte in het strakke stramien van de academische dans."

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