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Marco Pelle "AbunDance" - "From Russia with Love"



Marco Pelle

Marco Pelle"AbunDance" - Dance Stories - 10 Lectures and performances exclusively for the Italian Cultural Institute in New York  CLICK HERE for the full program


Third lecture/performance December, 2 2021 -  5:30PM


From Russia with Love

A new super hero is born

Here we go: after Peter the Great imported ballet into Russia, in the early 1900s, Russian ballet dancers and choreographers start traveling towards the West and influencing its audiences.

If Europe was first, the United States was the next destination!

Diaghilev, Nijinsky, Balanchine. The word “ballet” is now a Russian term and the early XX century audience is in awe of its new dancing heroes!

We’ll dive into a series of anecdotes and videos to witness this new era.

III original choreography (previously recorded) danced by Luciana Paris and Jonatan Lujan. 


Registration required. Limited capacity.

Guests will be asked to show proof of vaccination upon entry.


AbunDance is a series of ten lectures ("dancetime stories"!) about the journey and evolution of Ballet. Marco Pelle will virtually meet us in Florence where we will start a trip that will take us through France, Russia, Western Europe again, the United States and back to Europe. We will find out together how Dance, a very fascinating form of Art, has become what it is today. "AbunDance" wants to be both a journey and a discovery, an insight and an understanding that Dance is a vital part of society because it represents the very present moment in its eternal movement.

Every "Dancetime Story" will end with an original work that Marco Pelle has choreographed for the Italian Institute, performed by Luciana Paris (Soloist dancer with American Ballet Theater) and Jonatan Lujan (former dancer at Ballett Zürich, Victor Ullate Ballet and Ballet Argentino de Julio Bocca).

All performances have been pre-recorded at the Institute and will video premiere at the end of each conference.


Marco Pelle, recipient of the 2016 Primi Dieci USA Award, under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as one of the ten most influential Italians in the USA, began his dance training in his Italy, continued in Monaco at the Academie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace before moving to New York City to study under several merit scholarships with Merce Cunningham. He’s been one of New York Theatre Ballet’s resident choreographers since 2012.




Date: Thursday, December 02, 2021

Time: At 5:30 pm

Organized by : IIC-NY

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura - NY