“Tap-dancer, choreographer, and video artist, Ghislaine Avan has been working since 2006 to achieve a choreographic and transmedia work inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.
“The diptych includes a choreographic ensemble of 10 pieces entitled Seuil (Threshold), and a film entitled Le LA du Monde, the result of filming, since 2006, people around the world, from all backgrounds, nationalities and in all languages, reading an excerpt from Dante’s poem.”
Of the project’s goals, the artist lists the following:
- “Celebrating on September 14, 2021, the 700th Anniversary of Dante’s death.
- “Realizing/Creating a worldwide installation entitled Divine Babel: the simultaneous screening of the film Le LA du Monde with the 100 cantos of the Comedy projected on 100 screens, located in 100 different places around the world.
- “Representing all continents to make this Babel truly divine.”
View the English trailer for “Le LA du Monde” on YouTube.
Contributed by Ghislaine Avanghi