The Italian choreographer and performer Ambra Senatore has been the director of the Centre chorégraphique national in Nantes since January 2016. In her work, everyday life is closely scrutinised, creating discrepancies that lead to a fictionalisation of the gestures and a dramatisation of the dramaturgy of dance. At the heart of it, if movement and bodies question the framing and limits of narration, they also become abstract and blur the borders between disciplines and genres. A lover of surprises and unexpected points of view, Ambra Senatore re-arranges the real and the imagined for her dancers as well as for the audience, and likes to evoke cinema, where composition, details, and sequencing become tools. After creating solo pieces, like EDA-solo, Merce, Maglie, or Altro piccolo progetto domestico, Ambra Senatore turned to group pieces in order to talk about the collective and create ties between the people and the bodies that inhabit her stage: Passo (2010), A Posto (2011), John (2012), Aringa Rossa (2014), and more recently Quante Storie, Pièces (2016). This is Ambra Senatore's first appearance at the Festival d'Avignon.
© portrait CCNN Bastien Capela