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MM Contemporary Dance Company


In making his own version of Pulcinella, Michele Merola respects the past, but moves in his own way. The soundtrack is composed of some pieces of the ballet and the “excursions” of the composer Stefano Corrias. The contamination of the original score is dictated by the need to have more intimate moments to clarify who Punchinello really is: the choreographer wanted to highlight the solitary and melancholy side of the Neapolitan standard bearer.

“Pulcinella – says Merola – is also an image of loneliness, which never dies: it seems to die several times during the show, but then always gets up, because his freedom could be suffocated, but always comes back to life.”


MM Contemporary Dance Company – winner in 2010 of the prestigious Dance & Dance Award and in 2017 of the Europaindanza Award – is a reality of excellence in Italian dance, with a consolidated activity of shows throughout the country. Founded in 1999 in Reggio Emilia and directed by Michele Merola, it has a rich and varied repertoire, thanks to the work of its director and European and Italian choreographers such as Mats Ek, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Karl Alfred Schreiner, Emanuele Soavi, Enrico Morelli, Eugenio Scigliano, Daniele Ninarello.
For some years now it has conquered an international market with shows in European and non-European countries (Korea, Colombia, Canada, Germany, Russia, Morocco…).

MMCDC is supported by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Emilia-Romagna Region, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto, Teatro Asioli di Correggio, ASD Progetto Danza. Technical partner: Pro Music.