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  • Theatrical masterpiece Le sorelle Macaluso/The Sisters Macaluso by Emma Dante – recently named "one of Italy's most sought-after contemporary directors" by The Financial Times - will have its U.S. premiere at Montclair State University (Nov. 16-19), as part of a Peak Performances season celebrating the creative force of women.
  • Boxing and dancing as metaphors for life; the sense of displacement produced by migrations; the exploration and control of space through body and interaction; the interconnections between brain, skin, and movement; and mostly the cross-pollination between dance and film – these themes were explored in February 2015 over the course of “Dancing a Film,” a multi-part program collaboratively offered at Montclair State University by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies (Department of Spanish and Italian) and the Kasser Theater/ACP.
  • Mangia Piano: The Internationalization of Italian Local Foodways” A two-day event held at Montclair State University, sponsored by The Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies with the co-sponsorship of The Global Education Center and The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America in collaboration with The Food Management Program of Montclair State University.
  • Joseph Stella (1877-1946) and his Futurist polyptych “Voice of the City of New York Interpreted” (on display at the Newark Museum) illustrates the hybrid trajectory of this transatlantic avant-garde artist whose paintings are considered iconic images of New York City’s urban architecture.
  • On March 31, the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America invited the Italian Ambassador to the United Nations Giulio Terzi di Sant’ Agata to Montclair State University where he gave a Special Lecture., “Responsibility to Protect – Toward a more compassionate international action: Italy’s past, present and future role"