Angelin Preljocaj

Angelin Preljocaj

Angelin Preljocaj was born in the region of Paris, in France, and began studying classical ballet before turning to contemporary dance, which he studied with Karin Waehner, Zena Rommett, Merce Cunningham, and later Viola Farber and Quentin Rouillier. He then joined Dominique Bagouet before founding his own company in December 1984. Angelin Preljocaj has created 55 choreographic works, ranging from solo to larger formations.

He collaborates regularly with other artists in various fields such as music (Goran Vejvoda, Air, Laurent Garnier, Granular Synthesis, Karlheinz Stockhausen), visual arts (Claude Lévêque, Subodh Gupta, Adel Abdessemed), design (Constance Guisset), fashion (Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa), drawing (Enki Bilal) and literature (Pascal Quignard, Laurent Mauvignier), and animation movies (Boris Labbé) …

His productions are now part of the repertoire of many companies, many of which also commission original production from him (New York City Ballet, Staatsoper Berlin, Paris National Opera Ballet…). He has also directed and collaborated on several films of his own choreographic work. Angelin Preljocaj has received numerous awards, including the “Benois de la danse” in 1995, the “Bessie Award” in 1997, “Les Victoires de la musique” in 1997, the “Globe de Cristal” for Snow White in 2009 and the “Samuel H. Scripps Price” in 2014.

In April 2019 he was appointed to the Academy of Fine Arts in the new « choreography » section.

Portrait © Lucas Marquand-Perrier

Latest production

Mythologies

2022 Creation

Piece for 20 dancers
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Creation for Ballet Preljocaj and Ballet de l’Opéra de Bordeaux
Original music Thomas Bangalter
Interpretation Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
Musical direction Romain Dumas
Lights Éric Soyer
Costumes Adeline André
Video Nicolas Clauss
Assistant, Deputy to the Artistic Direction Youri Aharon Van den Bosch
Rehearsal assistant Cécile Médour
Choreologist Dany Lévêque
Production Ballet Preljocaj, Ballet de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux
Premiered From 01 to 10 July 2022 at Opéra National de Bordeaux (With orchestra)
Crédit photo © DR

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