These two rebellious and stateless poets, in search of a lost home, torn by personal crises, were forced to immerse themselves in search of meaning and love, discovering their paradise through art and creativity.
A flame can burst from a small spark, so they both had to find out what triggered that spark in them with which they could light up the world.
This is the story of an artist who comes to his spark. The story of the transfiguration of the one who stumbles and falls.
“Metanoia” is a Greek word, in theology it means conversion, a complete reversal of thoughts, words and actions, which can happen to the greatest sinners, to those who have never followed a spiritual path, or even to fallen souls, who remember the light, but have lost their faith along the way.
In Jungian psychology, metanoia is the spontaneous self-healing of the soul, ie the establishment of a balance through one’s own crisis.
So this work is Polunin’s halfnoia, the story of Polunin, of his journey from hell to heaven, through which Dante leads him. By transforming his vision and experiencing metanoia, he reaches the spark of the divine in himself, to inspire others to change as well.
With his testimony, he demonstrates that salvation is possible for every man, for every sinner. Just choose to be enlightened.
Metànoia is a contemporary artist’s answer to a classic work, it is an invitation to a journey into the depths of ourselves. A creation between Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, with three different musicians who will take turns on the stage. A challenge never attempted before and that only the great Russian dancer could accept, putting himself totally on the line.