Ambiguity is a complex and articulate work, partially autobiographical and provocative, through which Michele Pogliani explores the theme of the ambiguity of feelings, the duality of love and the diversities that exist within all of us. Today more than ever, we mistakenly use the unnecessarily trendy term “ambiguity” to hurriedly and superficially define “other” behaviours, which are often instead unequivocal and explicit. Ambiguity also (ambiguously and ironically) touches on the sophisticated themes of allusion and metaphor in order to create an evocative, polished and high-quality, yet not at all elitist, performance that is distinguished by a strong communicative drive for any audience. Pogliani has created an abstract choreography that evokes hidden desires, erotic fantasies, subconscious. And fear. The same fear of ambiguity that, according to the choreographer, is deeply rooted in the modern society and portrays the less restrained aspect of the human soul. Through the use of metaphorical language, Pogliani has shaped, with exquisite technique and irony, the androgynous bodies of the dancers, thus turning them, both men and women, into a single entity and therefore reversing the social, sexual and existential balances. The dancers are placed, either by themselves or in pairs, in lighting frames and in vibrant light and dark where black and red prevail. They are intertwined in simultaneous unanimity, in vanity catwalks between high heels, feathers and masks whose erotic movements are never crass. The dancers’ gestures seem to be driven by electric shocks: nervous, rapid and entrancing movements of the limbs, crawling on the ground, ploughing through the air. Ambiguity does not have the presumption to resolve the internal contradictions of social dogmas, but nevertheless it tries to call them into question. An intoxicating mix that does not disappoint and makes us think.
choreography Michele Pogliani dramatic adaptation Michele Pogliani, Riccardo Reim text Riccardo Reim original music Emiliano Panepuccia music AAVV