Barnstaple's Fringe Theatre Festival
June 19th-22nd 2014

Dante Undone

Almost Human

Experimental theatre, performance, installation, live filmmaking, live animation
age 12+
darker themes
60 mins

After their success from last year, Almost Human presents a live made film of Dante's Divine Comedy. Using DIY filmmaking machines and puppets of paper and plastic; Dante Undone takes its audience on a cinematic rollercoaster from the depths of hell to the lights of heaven. Join us on a journey seen through Dante’s eyes, as we travel through hell’s unsettling and strangely beautiful bleak landscape.

“Desiccated Barbie dolls. Post-apocolyptic fantasies. Green morph suits. The life desired and the life lived."


Almost Human presents a ‘Live film’ of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. Using DIY filmmaking machines, naked Barbie dolls and Action Men, botched special effects and overweight performers in green morph suits; A Grindhouse Dante will take its audience on a cinematic rollercoaster culminating in a bizarre and frantic choreography of shambolic puppetry.

Featuring a performer powered pedestal which rotates the camera, green screen and lighting 360 degrees, the film is created through the manipulation of objects in front of the camera as it turns. Join us on a journey seen through Dante’s eyes, as we travel through hell’s unsettling and strangely beautiful bleak landscape.

Almost Human is an international performance /experimental theatre group whose members are interested in making inventive and stimulating work through the use of technology and challenging scenographic practices. Their work intertwines the technical with the living, moving between digital and live space in real time to create performance that exists somewhere in between film, theatre and installation.