Dante Now! A Divine Comedy Flashmob


Location: Notre Dame Campus

Dante Now! A Divine Comedy Flashmob

Friday September 27 from 2-5pm 

Please join Italian Studies at Notre Dame for an afternoon of recitations of excerpts from Dante's Commedia performed around campus, followed by a lecture by distinguished professors Theodore Cachey (Notre Dame), Christian Moevs (Notre Dame) and Justin Steinberg (University of Chicago), and a reception.

Please feel free to view the video of last year's inaugural Dante Now! performance, and to read an article published in the Observer on September 26, 2013 about the event.

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 September 27, 2013

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 Theodore Cachey (Notre Dame), Christian Moevs (Notre Dame), Justin Steinberg (University of Chicago), (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, September 25 and Thursday, September 26

Locations of simultaeous performances (2-3pm) on Friday September 27:

• Beneath “Touchdown Jesus,”
by the Father Hesburgh and
Father Ned Joyce Sculpture
• Clarke Memorial Fountain
• 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”)