Along the paths of the ancient garden. Dante in the Borges Labyrinth

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
plus JUN, 14 2021

To mark the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, the Institute of Theatre and Opera is staging a reading of some significant excerpts from Jorge Luis Borges’s Nine Dantesque Essays in the inspiring setting of the Labyrinth that the Fondazione Giorgio Cini named after the Argentine writer. Directed by the actress and drama teacher Paola Bigatto, who co-wrote the script with Meredith Airò Farulla, the reading will feature some second-year students from the Accademia Teatrale Carlo Goldoni in Venice (the school of the Teatro Stabile del Veneto), who will also have the chance to recite some cantos from the Divine Comedy.


Along the paths of the ancient garden. Dante in the Borges Labyrinth was born as an exercise by the second year students of the Carlo Goldoni Theater Academy, and was conceived as a traveling show in the spaces of the Giorgio Cini Foundation. Due to the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was never made with the public in attendance. It has been decided to leave testimony of the formative path and the dramaturgical work through the realization of this video.

Drama students taking part in the event:

Antonio Giuseppe Bia

Daniele Boccardi

Lisa Boni

Giada Capecchi

Stella Capelli

Francesco Lunardi

Cristiano Moioli

Susanna Re

Ottavia Sanfilippo

Chiara Trevisi

Sara Verteramo