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
Around the artist
ATYS (CREATION 2022)
Grand Théâtre de Genève (Switzerland)
From 27 February to 10 March 2022
Angelin Preljocaj has created a piece set to the music of Jeanne Added. Now it’s your turn to listen and dance along!
MASTERCLASSES – FRANCE CULTURE
Interview with Angelin Preljocaj for France Culture’s “Les Masterclasses” collection.
LE PARC, EXCERPT
CONCERT DE PARIS (14 JULY 2020)
The famous duet from Le Parc with the pianist Khatia Buniatishvili.
FILM DIOR (2022)
Discover the film Nuit Romaine, choreographed and directed by Angelin Preljocaj for Dior in the Palazzo Farnese in Rome.
SERIE ON OCS (2022)
Directed by Olivier Assayas with Alicia Vikander, Vincent Macaigne, Jeanne Balibar, Nora Hamzawi, Vincent Lacoste and Angelin Preljocaj.