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Dante Beyond Borders – online performance at Tata literature Live!

Dante Beyond Borders is an experimental theatre and dance performance, co-produced by Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Mumbai, in partnership with the Italian theatre company Instabili Vaganti and the Indian association Ahum Trust, inspired by the Divine Comedy of the great Italian Poet Dante Alighieri, in the 700th anniversary of his death, being celebrated this year all over the world.


The performance, directed by the Italian award-winning director Anna Dora Dorno, explores different artistic languages: experimental theatre, dance, cinema, video art, electronic music in order to bring the spectator into the otherworldly journey made by Dante.


The sounds of Dante’s ancient Italian language meet the mudras and gestures of the traditional Bharatanatyam dance, accompanied by the contemporary electronic soundscapes originally composed by the Oscar winning Italian musician Riccardo Nanni, around the leading suggestion of the Absence, an element that permeates Dante’s works.


The performance aims to explore the numerous connections between Dante’s work and Indian culture, from an iconographic, philosophical and theological point of view. In his poem, in fact, Dante often mentions India, and places the heaven on earth in the Indian territory, imagining the sun rising from the Ganges.

The show will be presented at the Festival “TATA Literature Live!” and will be streamed live on November 21 at 19.00 , on the following link


Cast & Credits:

Name of the Group : Instabili Vaganti

Creation: Instabili Vaganti

Direction: Anna Dora Dorno

Performers: Anna Dora Dorno, Nicola Pianzola, Anuradha Venkataraman

Choreography: Anuradha Venkataraman

Original songs: Anna Dora Dorno

Dramaturgy and voice over: Anna Dora Dorno, Nicola Pianzola

Original music and sound design: Riccardo Nanni

Video creation: Anna Dora Dorno, Nicola Pianzola, Ashwin Iyer

Set and Light design: Anna Dora Dorno

Technical direction and lights: Salvatore Pulpito

Technical coordination and sound: Nikhil Bharadwaj

Production: Italian Institute of Culture in Mumbai / Instabili Vaganti / Ahum Trust

Running Time: 30 mins

Language: English and Ancient Italian


  • Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Mumbai
  • In collaboration with: Instabili Vaganti e Ahum Trust e Tata Literature Live