“Not a ballet, nor a theatrical show, nor a musical, but a gesture of love towards culture, with a highly emotional impact”. This is how the director Marco Balich defines his latest creation, TheLast Judgment. Michelangelo and the secrets of the Sistine Chapel.A story of popes, life and obsessions of one of the greatest artists of all time, the creation of a work of art that was unknowingly made immortal and became symbol of an entire nation; these are the subjects of this gripping show that weaves art, history, spirituality and entertainment into one mesmerising experience. A multimedia and hyper-technological show, immersive and exciting, that puts the spectator face to face with the unsettling beauty of the immortal work of Michelangelo Buonarroti.
An immersive experience
The Sistine Chapel is one of the symbols of Rome, one of those places that must be seen at least once in life to have the perception and the feeling of how strong the power of art can be. It is one of those places where time itself stops to contemplate the sublime, and at times unsettling, beauty of the forms. In 60 minutes, in Italian but with a simultaneous translation in eight languages including English via headphones, the stage apparatus envelops the audience by enveloping them with images, sounds, smells and projecting the feeling of being able to touch those tormented bodies, at times blissful, twisted, at others relaxed. An opportunity to learn about the torments of Michelangelo’s genius and the path that led him to conceive his Last Judgment, which became the symbol of an entire culture and today is part of the world’s heritage.
When technology meets beauty
After the success of the last season at the Auditorium della Conciliazione, the show becomes permanent. The first in Italy. Dancers dance among the powerful high-definition images of the frescoes in the Chapel, a mixture of the power of bodies painted by Michelangelo and that of the royal bodies moving on stage. Intense colors, bright, almost blinding like the ones used by the immortal Maestro, are conjured by laser projections, by the skilful use of lights on stage, by virtual reconstructions of those powerful frescoes. To accompany this sensory journey, the music of Sting. Pierfrancesco Favino lends his voice to the divine Buonarroti. Ballet, music, acting, video, visual installations, light effects. Disturbing and fascinating emotions. All at the service of the most sublime artwork in the world.