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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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Ninth lecture/performance: May, 26 2022 - 6PM

Registration required.


Dance, Dance, Otherwise We’re Lost (Pina Bausch)

A different type of dance is travelling across Europe: Tanztheater (Dance Theater).

Even though some of its influences come from the New York scene from the 1940s and 1950s,

Tanztheater is mostly a European phenomenon.

Carolyn Carlson will be the bridge from the US to Europe, Pina Bausch is one of the founders of this cryptic

yet fascinating style, Sosta Palmizi will be the most important Italian voice in regards to TanzTheater.

This fascinating journey will be accompanied by several videos, fun facts and anecdotes.

IX original choreography (previously taped) danced by Luciana Paris and Jonatan Lujan


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 26, 2022

Time: At 6:00 pm

Organized by : IIC-NY

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura - NY