Ballet Preljocaj – 2014 Concert Schedule
France's leading contemporary dance company, Ballet Preljocaj, is
coming to a venue near you. Known for their sensuous and abstract movements, this innovative dance company has been seducing
audiences all around for decades. Ballet Preljocaj's talented dancers will plié, pirouette, and arabesque across the
stage to the delight of audience goers lucky enough to see them perform. This creative genius and his legendary dance company
are now embarking on an international tour, and you don't want to miss them as they come to a theater in your city. To experience
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About Ballet Preljocaj
Ballet Preljocaj founder Angelin Preljocaj was born in Paris,
France, and he initially studied classical ballet. He was soon drawn to contemporary dance and studied with Karin Waehner.
In 1980, he then moved to New York to work with Zena Rommett and Merce Cunningham, and returned to France to finish his studies.
While in France again, his teachers included the American choreographer Viola Farber and French choreographer Quentin Rouillier.
He later joined Dominique Bagouet before forming his own dance company.
In December of 1984, the Preljocaj company became
the National Choreographic Centre of Champigny-sur-Marne and Val-de-Marne in 1989. In 1996, the ballet was then welcomed at
the Cite de Livre in Aix-en-Provence and it was at that time when it officially became the Ballet Preljocaj. Founder Angelin
Preljocaj has created 45 choreographic works and his internationally renowned dance company performs approximately 100 dates
per year all over. In addition to his work with his own dance company, Angelin Preljocaj has also collaborated with a number
of other artists, including Enki Bilal on Romeo et Juliette and Air for Near Life Experience. Many of his works have also
been restaged by other repertory companies, including La Scala in Milan, the New York City Ballet, Staatsoper in Berlin, and
the Paris Opera Berlin. Angelin Preljocaj also participates in community outreach, by lecturing on dance interpretation through
video, having public rehearsals, contemporary dance classes and workshops, and dance interventions in urban public space.
He does so to creating understandings of dance from different perspectives, and to share his passion for dance with a broader
In 2006, the Ballet Preljocaj had their very own dance center created for them in Aix-en-Provence. Designed
by architect Rudy Ricciotti, the Pavillon Noir is actually the first production center built specifically for dance, where
artists are free to go through the entire creative process, from rehearsals to performance. The Pavillon Noir opened in October
of 2006, with Angelin Preljocaj serving as artistic director.
The Ballet Preljocaj is now going on tour, bringing their
unique style of dance to venues all across the world. One of their famous productions is their reinterpretation of the story
of Snow White. In Angelin Preljocaj's imaginative new take on Snow White, the story is juxtaposed with the crude, sexual,
and violent aspects of humanity without flinching. This adult fairy tale contains common imagery and dance styles that fans
have come to know and love from the Ballet Preljocaj.
Ballet Preljocaj Breakthrough
Since the mid 1980s,
Angelin Preljocaj has been delighting audiences with his unique dance styles and bold themes. Throughout his prolific career,
he has won numerous awards, including the Grand Prix National de la Danse from the French Ministry of Culture in 1992, the
Benois de la danse for Le Parc in 1995, the Bessie Award for Annonciation in 1997, Les Victoires de la musique for Romeo et
Juliette in 1997 and the Globe de Cristal for Snow White in 2009.
Ballet Preljocaj Trivia
fashion designer did Angelin Preljocaj collaborate with in his production of Snow White?
Angelin Preljocaj recruited
fashion designer John Paul Gaultier to design the amazing costumes for his unforgettable rendition of Snow White. Gaultier's
signature style lent an added creative element to this amazing production, with sky-high heels, strips of black leather, thigh-high
tights, and capes.
Whether he's working with famous fashion designers or constructing the
next great thing in ballet, Angelin Preljocaj and his dance company Ballet Preljocaj have continued to blaze a trail of ingenuity.
From his creative mind come exciting and sensuous new performances, and you don't want to miss your opportunity to see one
of these groundbreaking shows. Ballet Preljocaj isn't your typical ballet. It's edgy, raw, and honest, and it will keep you
coming back for more. To get your tickets to see one of many amazing performances by the Ballet Preljocaj, visit StubHub today.
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