Michele Pogliani

Born in Rome, he began his dance studies at the Centro Professionale di Danza Contemporanea directed by Elsa Piperno and Joseph Fontano. In 1984 he moved to New York to continue his studies with Merce Cunningham and Ernest Pagnano, Cindi Green, Marjorie Mussman, Larry Rodhes. He worked with various companies, such as Rosalind Newman and Dancers (1986-87), Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians (1988) and the Lucinda Childs Dance Company (1989-1996), with which he participated in the world tour of Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach. At the same time he worked with young choreographers such as Eric Barsness, Ruby Shang, Doug Varone and in Italy with Enzo Cosimi, Roberta Gelpi and Adriana Borriello. He made his debut as a choreographer in 1996 with La Rosa Incarnata, commissioned by the company Danzare la Vita. Since 1997 he has created ballets for various companies and academies: Ilinx for the Ballet of Tuscany, SINless and Coppelius: ACT2themirror for the Compagnia del Teatro Nuovo di Torino, The Four Sections, Pulcinella and Ballo Sport for the Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Venus as a Boy #1 for the Rotterdamse Dansacademie, Capricci e Bisticci for Mimma Testa’s Ballet, The Arena Love for the Dansgroep Krisztina de Chatel and L’Arte della Fuga for the Rotterdam RODA Festival. In 2010 he comebacked The Arena Love for Il Balletto Di Roma and created for them Compromised: The Drama, WWW and Parental Advisory. In 2013 he created My name DITE for the Kaos-Balletto di Firenze and, in collaboration with Lorenzo Schiavo, The Crazy Gender Show for the DIA Company. From 2015 to date he has produced #BLACK, Ananke and Falling under the brand MP3Project of which he is Artistic Director. In 1998 he won the Premio Danza&Danza as best choreographer/dancer, in 2001 the Premio Positano alla carriera and in 2005 the Premio Anita Bucchi as best choreography with Venus as a Boy.


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