Ballet Preljocaj


16 May 2022  |  Tourism, Culture

Ballet Preljocaj - Swan Lake

Voluble arms, multiplied whiteness and thwarted loves in the middle of the skyscrapers of our contemporary metropolises. Angelin Preljocaj takes over Swan Lake as he knows how: with audacity and respect. Dusted of course, but not denatured. It's all there: the magnificent mirror effects of the second act, the precision of the group choreography – 26 dancers on stage! –, verticality and purity. And of course, the love story between Odette and Prince Siegfried.

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The Ballet Preljocaj is on tour in France with Le Lac des Cygnes.

Angelin Preljocaj

Dance, art of the indescribable par excellence, isn't it the best way to lay bare our fears, our anxieties, and our hopes? It stigmatizes our rituals, reveals the incongruity of our postures whether social, religious or pagan.

Angelin Preljocaj

Angelin Preljocaj has been a choreographer and artistic director at Ballet Preljocaj - National Choreographic Center in Aix en Provence since 1996.

Contemporary dancer then choreographer, Angelin Preljocaj founded his company in 1984. Among other things, he won several prizes including the "Grand Prix National de Danse" awarded by the Ministry of Culture in 1992, the "Herald Angel Award" in 2012.

In 2019, he created a 4-month dance workshop in the Baumettes prison in Marseille. With detainees, a creation is born Soul Kitchen which is presented at the Montpellier festival.

Valérie Muller is directing a documentary "Danser sa sorrow" which won the first Fipadoc prize in 2020.

In 2020 Angelin Preljocaj creates Swan Lake and "replaces the swan princess at the heart of the issues of our time".

In 2022, new creation with Mythologies.

With Mythologies, he explores our contemporary rituals and the founding myths that shape our collective imagination. Like the Impressionists, he wishes to evoke what is coiled in the recesses of our lives, through our ideals and our beliefs; Thus bringing ancient mythologies into dialogue with those of our time.

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Ballet Preljocaj


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The Ballet Preljocaj has been based since 2006 in the Pavillon Noir near Aix-en Provence.

An architectural work by Rudy Ricciotti designed to accommodate a choreographic center. Here you will find a theater, spaces adapted to creation in all its process until the representations.

The black pavilion also hosts artists in residence.

The Ballet Preljocaj also aims to democratize dance, dance for all with events such as public rehearsals, workshops or interventions in the urban space.

Find the program of the Black Pavilion:

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Virginie Erre

After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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