Dior presents the film Nuit Romaine, directed by Angelin Preljocaj

Costumed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, and starring Eleonora Abbagnato, Friedemann Vogel and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma dancers, ‘Nuit Romaine’ bows for #InternationalDanceDay yesterday, April 29, at 3pm CET.

Christian Dior loved dance, and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s shared passion for the artform culminates today in the film Nuit Romaine.

The fruit of formidable synergies, this co-production of the House of Dior, the French Embassy in Italy and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma follows Eleonora Abbagnato1 and Friedemann Vogel, accompanied by a number of dancers, as they journey through the Palazzo Farnese2 via tableaux from director Angelin Preljocaj’s ballet.

An essential inspiration for the French choreographer, the legendary palace is transformed into a narrative setting in dialogue with costumes that merge the virtuoso craftsmanship of Dior’s ateliers with those of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, guided by Maria Grazia Chiuri.

1 The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s ballet director and star of the Opéra national de Paris, Eleonora Abbagnato has already collaborated with Dior for the Nuit Blanche ballet. 

2 Home to the French Embassy in Italy, the Palazzo Farnese is one of the most beautiful monuments in Rome, a city dear to Maria Grazia Chiuri, who is of Roman origin.

Photography by: © @Valentin_Hennequin

Credits: © Courtesy of Christian Dior Couture