10-11 March 2017 19.30


Gothenburg, Sweden



I asked: “O Master, what so grievous is

To these, that make them lament so sore?”

He answered: “I will tell thee very briefly.


These have no longer any hope of death;

And this blind life of theirs is so debased,

They envious are of every other fate.”

  • Dante Alighieri, Inferno, Canto III


A family stranded on the shores of inferno recollect their memories of a lost innocence. Under the prying eyes of the Fates two brothers, father and son, mother and daughter seek their lost virtues.

Nine acts see them tumble down a vertiginous circus of the abyss.


Iraqi Bodies delves into themes from Dante's De Vulgari Eloquentia and La Divina Commedia within the scenic experiment The Rite of Exile. Comprised of three performances/installations dealing with the poetic themes of love, war and virtue seen through the inferno, paradise and purgatory. The pieces are being developed through residencies at Angereds Teater (SWE), Kungsbacka Teater, Rum för Dans (SWE), Ki omOs kinetai (GR) and Akropoditi Dance Theater (GR). Created with the support from The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, The Culture Committee of Gothenburg City and The Region of Västragötaland.

Director/Choreographer: Anmar Taha

Performers: Iliana Pappa, Josephine Gray, Anmar Taha

Scenographer: Anmar Taha

Costume: Angeliki Manesi, Fani Mouzaki

Music: Josephine Gray

Lightdesign: Anmar Taha 

The stage Atalante offers the following accesibility:

There is one parking space (4 h) for individuals with functional limitation at Skanstorget 3.


Atalante’s head entrance consists of a double sliding door and it is 95×95 cm wide. The entrance to the auditorium is 125 cm wide.


Our foyer and stage are wheelchair accessible, unfortunately the toilets are not. The foyer has half-landing stairs and will need an access ramp. Our ramp can handle a maximum weight of 250 kilos. Please contact Atalante’s personnel and we will arrange this. The seats in the auditorium are raked, but the set-up of the stage room can change and the audiences’ seating area can shift. Therefore, contact us beforehand at +46 31 711 82 00 if you need a seat adapted for wheelchair.


Attendants do not have to pay any admission fee. Inform the box office when booking.


Mobility service
The personal are happy to help you if you need assistance when calling for mobility service after the show.