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Marco Pelle - AbunDance - Dancetime Stories



Marco Pelle - AbunDance - Dancetime Stories

The series of lectures and performances AbunDance - Dancetime Stories conceived by Marco Pelle for the ICI-NY continues Thursday, January 27, 2022 5:30PM with:


“The Only Sin is Mediocrity” (Martha Graham)

Martha Graham opens the door to a new trend: dancers who dance their own choreography
The new dancer becomes (and dances) his/her own statement.
Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Alvin Ailey are all pioneers of this new idea of an artist.
Dancing will never be the same.

Videos, fun facts, anecdotes will accompany us through this wonderful era. 

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


On the occasion of Giorno della Memoria, Marco Pelle will begin his lecture reading the answer with which Ms. Graham declined the invitation from Der Führer to represent America at the Olympic Arts Festival in Berlin, in 1936.


Registration required. Limited capacity.


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


CLICK HERE for the full program of the series


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, January 27, 2022

Time: From 5:30 pm To 7:00 pm

Organized by : IIC-NY

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura - NY