Nicolas Poggi’s practice revolves around improvisation, choreography and performance. His search begins with the body as primary matter when creating and seeking new languages for the stage. HIERRO is his research work on the idea of rethinking dance (movement) through the question “Where does the monstrous reside?” thinking of “the monstrous” as a place of discomfort, vulnerability and that which is new/strange. He has been working on this research for 10 years, in collaboration with other artists.
Nicolas Poggi studied theatre, dance and visual arts at Teatro San Martín and the Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia (Argentina). His greatest learning was and is autonomous. He focused on improvisation techniques with João Fiadeiro, Meg Stuart (Goethe-Institut), Eugenia Estévez and Luis Garay, among others, which helped him create his own language.
His work has been presented in different spaces and countries, such as the Museo Universitario del Chopo, the Centro Cultural España (Mexico and Argentina), the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires and the Venice Biennale 2019, among other international festivals.
He is the creator of the company Motos Ninja (Mexico) and of the play Un Poyo Rojo, winner of several awards and distinctions, which has taken root in France with more than 1,000 performances.
He is currently based in Mexico and is a recipient of the PECDA grant for creators with a background in Mexico.