New York City
Latin for breath, “Spiritus” is often used figuratively to mean spirit. In Dael Orlandersmith’s new solo show Spiritus/Virgil’s Dance, the word takes on a metaphorical meaning for a soul on a quest. In conversation with Dante’s Divine Comedy, we meet Virgil in the middle of an ordinary life. With their father’s passing, Virgil reframes death and finds the extraordinary they’ve been searching for.