17/09/2021 - 31/10/2021
New Work - Film & Written Word
Tacita Dean - The Dante Project / 150 Years of Painting
At the Golden Square gallery, the ground floor will feature works relating to Dean’s forthcoming designs for The Dante Project, a new commission by The Royal Ballet set to receive its world premiere at London’s Royal Opera House in October 2021. Based on Dante Alighieri’s 1320 longform narrative poem The Divine Comedy, the ballet is choreographed by The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and features a new composition by conductor-composer Thomas Adès. Dean’s sets move from the stark black-and-white negative backdrop for Inferno, through the strange, transitional state of Purgatorio before emerging into a celebration of colour in Paradiso, the final act.