La Divina Commedia Project®️ World Virtual Edition

• The world is celebrating the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death (1321-2021)

• La Divina Commedia Project®️ is encouraging our beloved dance community to be a part of this celebration

• We know that everybody is suffering from social distancing.  That’s why we decided to dance this moment and celebrate Poetry, Movement and Life

•  La  Divina Commedia Project®️ has been presented in several cities of the world (Milan, Rome, Naples, Palermo, Leicester, Namur, Barcelona, New York City, etc), every time involving new teachers under the artistic direction of Francesca Pedretti. Since the first edition in 2014, it is always a different and exciting instruction and performance experience!

• Workshops and Show will happen from October to December 2021

• Keep following our news and support this event organized by Francesca Pedretti and San Lo’ Online

• Workshops will happen in October and the Show will première in December 19, 2021 

• Great artists from all around the world will be teaching and performing; the entire event is based on William Blakes’ aesthetics and illustrations of the Divine Comedy



La Divina Commedia Project®️ World Virtual Edition is an opportunity to study and perform with 11 well-known teachers from Fusion Bellydance to FCBD Style, traveling in the imagination of the great Italian Poem by Dante Alighieri, translated into images by the English poet and painter William Blake.

• 11 pre-recorded videos (45/50 min each)

• 11 live online classes (60 min each)

• 1 live Q&A 60 min 

• Virtual Show

10 out of 11 amazing dancers  have taught and performed in past  editions of La Divina Commedia Project®️ 

Alexis Southall   Alice Giampieri   Anasma Vuong Francesca Pedretti 
Gudrun Herold  Isabel De Lorenzo Kaeshi Chai Lamia Barbara Patrizia Pin
Valenteena Ianni Violet Scrap


Live classes on Zoom:

Sunday, October 3, 2021

WS1 Violet Scrap (Fusion Belly Dance)
Topic/Inspiration: “Lucia carries Dante while asleep to the entrance of Purgatory” – Canto IX of Purgatorio
TIME: 5:00-6:00 PM CEST UTC+2h

WS2 Gudrun Herold  (FCBD®Style)
Topic/Inspiration:  “Lucifer”- Canto XXXIV of Inferno
TIME: 6:15-7:15 PM CEST UTC+2h

WS3 Alexis Southall (Fusion Belly Dance)
Topic/inspiration: “Dante and Beatrice in a Sky of fixed stars in the constellation of Gemini” – Canto XXIV of Paradiso
TIME: 7:30-8:30 PM CEST UTC+2h

Sunday, October 10, 2021

WS4 Francesca Pedretti (FCBD®Style)
Topic/inspiration: “Nine Celestial Spheres” – Canto XXVIII of Paradiso
TIME: 10:00-11:00 AM CEST UTC+2h

WS5 Patrizia Pin (Fusion Belly Dance)
Topic/inspiration: “The Stygian Lake”- Canto VII of Inferno
TIME: 11:15-12:15 AM CEST UTC+2h

WS6 Lamia Barbara (Fusion Belly Dance)
Topic/inspiration: “The Circle of the Lustful: Francesca da Rimini”- Canto V of Inferno
TIME: 12:30-1:30 PM CEST UTC+2h

Sunday, October 17, 2021

WS7 Anasma Vuong (Yoga Dance Air®)
Topic/inspiration: “The Punishment of the Thieves” – Canto XXIV of Inferno
TIME: 6:00-7:00 PM CEST UTC+2h

WS8 Alice Giampieri (Fusion Belly Dance)
Topic/inspiration: “The Gate of Hell” – Canto III of Inferno
TIME: 7:15-8:15 PM CEST UTC+2h

WS9 Kaeshi Chai (Fusion Belly Dance)
Topic/inspiration: “The River of Light” – Canto XXX of Paradiso
TIME: 8:30-9:30 PM CEST UTC+2h

Sunday, October 24, 2021

WS10 Isabel De Lorenzo (FCBD®Style)
Topic/inspiration: “Dante is about to enter the fire” – Canto XXVII of Purgatory
TIME: 5:00-6:00 PM CEST UTC+2h

WS11 Valenteena Ianni (Fusion Belly Dance)
Topic/inspiration: “The Magicians and the Soothsayers” – Canto XX of Inferno
TIME: 6:15-7:15 PM CEST UTC+2h

Q&A’s Francesca Pedretti & Isabel De Lorenzo Topic: Filming Performance Videos | FREE MEETING
TIME: 7:30-8:30 PM CEST UTC+2h

Workshops Info & Payment:

Each workshop includes 1 pre-recorded video + live online class.
See and download the online classes SCHEDULE here.
See and download the detailed WS Description & Inspiration here.
The pre-recorded videos will be sent by email 15 days before the live class.
If you miss the live class, a recording will be available for one week after the meeting.

€35 each workshop
€75 pack A | 3 workshops | October 3, 2021
€75 pack B | 3 workshops | October 10, 2021
€75 pack C | 3 workshops | October 17, 2021
€50 pack D | 2 workshops | October 24, 2021
€220 full pack

How to register?
Buy your workshops  directly at San Lo’ Online Shop (with Paypal or credit cards) otherwise  send a Bank Transfer to:

San Lo’ S.S.D. a R.L.
Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Roma
Via Tiburtina, 136-138 | Roma RM | 00185
IBAN: IT74P0832703248000000001790
Payment description: WS number and your name

In case you choose a bank transfer please email us immediately ( with a copy of your payment.

BURSARY: If you would like to attend this event but are suffering from financial issues please contact to discuss individual options.


The Divina Commedia Project® World Virtual Edition will première on Youtube on December 19, 2021. 

Dancers registered to at least two workshops can participate in the show, in a group framework of CHOREOGRAPHIC IMPROVISATION. These group performances will be directed by Francesca Pedretti and Isabel De Lorenzo, based on ingredients learned in the different workshops. Dancers can choose between sections: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso. All levels are welcome. Soloists can also apply (participation in two workshops required).

If you are interested, please fill in this Google form.

Further Information:

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