Ballet Preljocaj Junior

 

Integration of young choreographic artists

With twenty-four dancers on contracts of indeterminate length, Ballet Preljocaj ensures that choreographic artists will be able to pursue a professional career. Investing heavily in preparing for their retraining, the company is also involved in the professional inclusion of young dancers.

Prompted by considerations carried out by the group of National Choreographic Centres / Ballets, Malandain Ballet Biarritz, Ballet du Rhin, Ballet de Lorraine, Ballet National de Marseille and Ballet Preljocaj, the Professional Training Program is a highly original project in the field of dance. It is based on systems that already exist in the sectors of theatre (JTN) and music (Jeunes orchestres). Unique in the field of dance, it is aimed at integrating young artists in professional life and offering them advanced technical mastery.

 

The recuitment process

In cooperation with partner schools, students are shortlisted by their directors and professors to participate in the audition which takes place at the Pavillon Noir, Aix-en-Provence. The audition occurs during three days. Candidates follow contemporary and classical dance courses, as well as workshops of repertoire based on Angelin Preljocaj’s creations. A selection takes place at the end of the second day. The last day, a session of improvisation is organized following by a personal interview.

 

Partner schools

Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Paris (France)
Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower (France)
École Professionnelle Supérieure d’Enseignement de la danse Montpellier (France)
Centre de Formation des Musiciens Intervenants d’Aix-en-Provence (France)

École-Atelier Rudra Béjart Lausanne (Switzerland)
Royal Swedish Ballet School Stockholm (Sweden)

Artistic project manager, deputy to the educational activities direction — Guillaume Siard

Rehearsal assistants — Lorena O’Neill, Dany Lévêque, Guillaume Siard

Choreologist — Dany Lévêque

Dancers Ballet Preljocaj Junior — Chiara D’Angelo, Chloé Fagot, Edouard Goux, Leonardo Santini, Matteo Trutat, Valen Rivat-Fournier

And — Thea Nilson (Royal Swedish Ballet School), Erik Ahl (Royal Swedish Ballet School), Marianne Colas (Ecole Nationale de Danse de Marseille), Anh-Ly Crouzet  (Ecole Nationale de Danse de Marseille)

The Ballet Preljocaj Junior is supported by Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur ith the cooperation of AFDAS and the Chambre des Commerces et de l’Industrie de Marseille Provence and by Caisse des Dépôts de la Caisse des Dépôts.

 

Photographies Jean-Claude Carbonne

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