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Marco Pelle AbunDance - "dancetime" stories



Marco Pelle AbunDance -

Marco Pelle AbunDance - "Dancetime" Stories

10 Lectures and performances exclusively for the Italian Cultural Institute in New York

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Eighth lecture/performance: May, 19 2022 - 6pm



Bending Rules by Lifting Your Legs

European Ballerinas start breaking free from Ballet’s centuries-old stiffness.

Higher legs, more dramatic lines, dancers need to reach a new extreme: they are now dancing athletes as well as incredible actors.

Rudolph Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sylvie Guillem, Alessandra Ferri take the world by storm with their new interpretation of great classical work.

Videos, fun facts, anecdotes will take us through this exciting new period of dance that will change ballet forever.

VIII original choreography (previously taped) 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, May 19, 2022

Time: From 6:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Organized by : IIC-NY

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura - NY