PURGATORIO – Matera 2019
Matera, Cappella di Santa Maria in Costantinopoli and ex convento Le Monacelle
from May 17 to June 2
Matera 2019 – Capitale Europea della Cultura
public call for Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy”
ideation, artistic direction Marco Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari
Luigi Ceccarelli in collaboration with Giacomo Piermatti (double bass), Vincenzo Core (electric guitar) and with Valerio Cugini, Giovanni Tancredi, Andrea Veneri, Luca Giacobbe, Riccardo Zelinotti, students of the school fo Electronic Music and the school of Percussion of the “Ottorino Respighi” Conservatory of Music of Latina and with the participation of Simone Marzocchi
stage space and costumes
students of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan – School of Scenography and Costume Coordinated by Edoardo Sanchi and Paola Giorgi.
Ermanna Montanari, Marco Martinelli, Alessandro Argnani, Roberto Magnani, Laura Redaelli, Alessandro Renda, Nadia Casamassima, Alessandra Crocco, Alessandro Miele, Salvatore Tringali e i cittadini della Chiamata Pubblica
sound direction Marco Olivieri
light designer Fabio Sajiz
technical direction Enrico Isola, Fagio
management Silvia Pagliano
in coproduction of Matera Basilicata 2019 and Ravenna Festival/Teatro Alighieri, In collaboration with Teatro delle Albe/Ravenna Teatro
This Purgatory is part of a larger project called Cantiere Dante. It started in Ravenna with Inferno, which in 2017 involved over a thousand citizens of Ravenna and many people who came from various Italian and foreign cities. 2021, the year of Dante’s sixth centenary, will also be the final year of this “ongoing project” that crosses the streets of Italian cities and beyond (Paradise is in fact planned both in Ravenna and in Romania, in Timisoara).