Dante Now!! A Divine Comedy Flashmob


Location: Various locations across campus

Please join Italian Studies at Notre Dame for an afternoon of recitations of excerpts from Dante’s Commediaperformed around campus, followed by a lecture by Christian Moevs (Notre Dame) and others in the Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum.

Please feel free to view the video of the inaugural Dante Now! performance.

Dante Now!

A Celebration of Dante and the Divine Comedy in Performance

You are invited to join in or just watch for us around campus

Friday October 10, 2014

2-3pm: Simultaneous public readings from Hell, Purgatory and Paradise (all across campus)

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 Christian Moevs (Notre Dame) and guests in the Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum

4:45pm: Reception (Snite Museum Atrium, Courtyard)

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:

Wednesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 9, in the Hospitality Room, South Dining Hall

Locations of simultaeous performances (2-3pm) on Friday October 10:

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