Erin Mundahl

Dancing Through the Circles of Hell

Review: 'Dante's Inferno' at the Synetic Theater through October 30

Dante's InfernoMidway along the path of life’s journey, I found myself lost in a dark wood. This is how Dante Alighieri began his epic poem La Comedia, the so-called Divine Comedy, which tracks his journey of the soul through hell, purgatory, and finally into heaven, in a quest to better his own soul. Written in beautiful rhyming Italian and using complex imagery and intricate references, the poem is difficult enough to translate, let alone to reinterpret through dance.