Dante's Francesca (The Parachute Woman) and Paolo (her lover) in "The Afterdeath," by Peter Dizozza




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Published on Apr 5, 2010

Kat Yew (Parachute Girl) and Mike Hill play Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Maletesta in The Afterdeath, a mini-opera by Peter Dizozza after the Tone Poem by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky depicting the lovers' post-mortem journey from Heaven's Gate to the First Ring, Second Circle of Dante's Inferno (its portal through the underground network entrance at Rockefeller Center's ice rink.).

Guest gatekeeper, the disobedient Prometheus at the ice rink.

Inspired by Kaitlin Bailey's skydiving after Parachute Woman, a song by The Rolling Stones.

"The Afterdeath" was part of the Dramatizing Dante Program, assembled and produced by The Brooklyn Playwrights Collective at Manhattan Theatre Source, March, 2010

Video materials, drawings and backdrops by Sam Moree

this av document was Cinema VII's 2010 submission to the LES Film Fest at Theater for the New City, curator: Francess Maingrette

Manhattan Theater Source was at 177 MacDougal Street

Original outline:
The Sun
The Devil
The Puffs, white and black
The Parachute
The Ice Rink
The Reclining Golden Man
The Torch
The Hole
The Field
The Judge
The Wind


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