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Character Descriptions

Character Descriptions

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Dante: Main Character

  •       Ground-based character work; No aerial or acrobatics (in this vignette production of Dante’s Inferno)
  •       Observes the goings on in the different circles of hell with Virgil
  •       A range of emotions from fear, sadness, anger, respect, love, spiritual enlightenment, etc.

Virgil: Dante’s guide through hell

  • Ground-based character work; no aerial or acrobatics (in this iteration of Dante’s Inferno)
  •       Deceased ghost of well respected poet. Stately, non-emotional, wise
  •       Must be taller than Dante

Beatrice

  • Angel of Dante’s love- she is deceased and resides in Paradise.  She appears to Dante throughout his journey through hell to guide him out
  •       Ethereal looking; white/silver hair, sparkly/shimmery make up and costume
  •       Upper-level skills on tails required (at least L3, at least 18 years old)
  •       1-2 tails solo
  •       Does not touch the ground (sits in hammock above stage while not performing)– must have good endurance

Minos

  •       The judge; determines which circle the newly deceased must go
  •       Ground based whip skills
  •       Character: Overlord judge.

Souls of Limbo

Scene 1: “Party in Hell”

Dia del Muerte style group ensemble choreography. Uptempo yet slightly creepy. Think Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” underworld.

Aerial Acts

  •       3-5 Intermediate (L3+) aerialists
  •       3-5 All Level aerialists
  •       Silks, sling, Lyra, Trapeze, Rope, Invented apparatus possible.

Ground Acts

  •       Ground characters (all levels)- 5 people
  •       Dancers, poi, hula-hoop, flow arts, etc. possible

Lust

Scene 1: Silhouettes

  •       6 ground, partner balancing and/or contortion performers

o   Should be comfortable with partner – very close, sensual looking choreography

Scene 2: Tragic Love Story

  •       Three aerial silks performers (L3+) – => Husband, Wife, and Lover

o   Wife and Lover: must be comfortable working close in sensual choreography, and have experience doing aerial partnering work

o   Husband: ground dance and potential aerial work, violent choreography

*Suicide

Aerial Acts

TBD

Dante escapes Hell

Aerial Acts

  •       Satan: chains solo
  •       Beatrice: silks solo
  •       Stars: hammocks 15’ high with flashlights

Aerial Acts

Beatrice (2 aerialists)

  •       Intermediate/Advanced  aerial silks solos
  •       Must be at least 18

Limbo (6 aerialists)

  •       2-3 Intermediate Intermediate/Advanced aerialists
  •       3-5 All Levels aerialists
  •       Silks, sling, Lyra, Trapeze, Rope, Invented apparatus possible.

Lust (3 aerialists)

  •       Husband, Wife, Lover – Intermediate/Advanced duo silks

o   Aerial silks: synchronized choreography

Suicide (TBD)

Satan (2 aerialists)

  •       1 aerialists: Advanced
  •       Chains

Ground Acts

Minos (1)

  •       Whips
  •       Ground dance and character

Limbo (6)

  •       Ground characters (all levels)
  •       Dancers, poi, hula-hoop, flow arts, etc. possible

Lust (6)

  •       6 ground, dance, partner balancing and/or contortion performers

o   Should be comfortable with partner – very close, sensual looking choreography

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