Dante Now! A Divine Comedy Flashmob

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Location: various locations around campus

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Please join Italian Studies at Notre Dame for an afternoon of recitations of excerpts from Dante’s Commedia performed around campus, followed by a lecture by faculty members Theodore Cachey, Christian Moevs and Anne Leone, and a reception.

View the video of lthe inaugural Dante Now! performance, and to read an article published in The Observer on September 26, 2013 about the event.

Dante Now! A Celebration of Dante and the Divine Comedy in Performance

You are invited to join in or to watch the performances.

Friday September 29

2-3pm: Simultaneous public readings from Hell (locations listed below*)

3pm: Choral reading of Saint Bernard in Paradise praying to the Virgin (the Grotto)  

3:30pm: “What’s Wrong With This Picture? How to Read Dante’s Hell,” an illustrated public talk by Theodore Cachey, Christian Moevs, Anne Leone (Notre Dame), (Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Libray)

4:45pm: Reception (Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library)

Co-sponsored by the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies, Italian Studies at Notre Dame, and the Ravarino Family Endowment for Excellence in Italian Studies.


If you are interested in performing, please contact Anne Leone at italstud@nd.edu to RSVP for one of the reader workshops taking place on Wednesday, September 27 from 9am to 2pm.

*Locations of simultaeous performances (2-3pm) on Friday, September 29:

• Beneath “Touchdown Jesus,” by the Father Hesburgh and Father Ned Joyce Sculpture
• Clarke Memorial Fountain (“Stonehenge”)
• Stairs of the Main Building
• The Rock (Rockne Memorial)
• Stairs of Bond Hall, School of Architecture
• Sesquicentennial Common (between the Law School, Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering, and DeBartolo Hall)
• At the Knute Rockne statue, North Tunnel of Notre Dame Stadium
• Shaheen Mestrovic Memorial (west side of O’Shaughnessy Hall)
• Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, by the Mary and Elizabeth sculpture (“The Visitation”)

Co-sponsored by the William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante Studies and Italian Studies at Notre Dame

Interested in performing?

Contact Anne Leone at italstud@nd.edu for more information and to RSVP for one of the reader workshops in the Hospitality Room, South Dining Hall on Wednesday, September 27, 9am-2pm.

Originally published at italianstudies.nd.edu.