Angelin Preljocaj

Last updated
Angelin Preljocaj
Angelin Preljocaj 2011.jpg
Born (1957-01-19) 19 January 1957 (age 65)
Sucy-en-Brie, France
OccupationChoreographer, dancer, film director

Angelin Preljocaj (French pronunciation:  [pʁɛlʒokaʒ] ; born 19 January 1957) is a French dancer and choreographer of contemporary dance.

Contents

Early life

Angelin Preljocaj was born in 1957 in Sucy-en-Brie, France. He is of Albanian descent.[ citation needed ]

Career

His choreographic work is steeped in his writing of the history of classical ballet, but is resolutely contemporary. He joined the repertoire of the Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris in the early 1990s. In 1995, he received the Prix Benois de la Danse as choreographer.

In December 1984 he founded the ballet company that in 1996 that was subsequently renamed Ballet Preljocaj when it moved into its current home of residence at Pavillon Noir of Aix-en-Provence.

Main choreographies

Filmography

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Paris Opera Ballet</span> French ballet company

The Paris Opera Ballet is a French ballet company that is an integral part of the Paris Opera. It is the oldest national ballet company, and many European and international ballet companies can trace their origins to it. It is still regarded as one of the four most prominent ballet companies in the world, together with the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, the Mariinsky Ballet in Saint Petersburg and the Royal Ballet in London.

<i>Romeo and Juliet</i> (Prokofiev) 1935 ballet by Sergei Prokofiev

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, is a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. First composed in 1935, it was substantially revised for its Soviet premiere in early 1940. Prokofiev reused music from the ballet in three suites for orchestra and a solo piano work.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Natalia Makarova</span> Soviet and American ballet dancer

Natalia Romanovna Makarova is a Russian prima ballerina and choreographer. The History of Dance, published in 1981, notes that "her performances set standards of artistry and aristocracy of dance which mark her as the finest ballerina of her generation in the West."

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Altynai Asylmuratova</span> Kazakh-born Ballerina, Teacher, and Artistic Director

Altynai Abduakhimkyzy Asylmuratova is a Kazakh-born former ballerina who is artistic director of the ballet company at Astana Opera. She is a former prima ballerina with the Kirov Ballet and a guest artist all over the world.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Alessandra Ferri</span> Italian prima ballerina

Alessandra Ferri is an Italian prima ballerina. She danced with the Royal Ballet (1980–1984), American Ballet Theatre (1985–2007) and La Scala Theatre Ballet (1992–2007) and as an international guest artist, before temporally retiring on 10 August 2007, aged 44, then returning in 2013. She was eventually granted the rank of prima ballerina assoluta.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jean-Christophe Maillot</span> French dancer and choreographer (born 1960)

Jean-Christophe Maillot is a French dancer and choreographer born in Tours.

Igor Kolb is a principal dancer of Mariinsky Ballet. He graduated Byelorussia State Ballet School, and joined Mariinsky ballet in 1996. He became a soloist in 1998, and promoted to principal dancer in 2003. He made his debut at the Rome Opera in Rudolf Nureyev's version of Sleeping Beauty in 2002, and in 2006 he made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in Rudolf Nureyev's version of Swan Lake.

Nicolas Le Riche is a French ballet dancer, choreographer and ballet director.

Piotr Giro is a Swedish freelance actor, dancer and choreographer. Giro was born in Wałbrzych, Poland and moved with his mother to Sweden at the age of seven. In 1993 he began training at the Royal Swedish Ballet school in Stockholm, 1996 he joined the Batsheva dance company based in Tel Aviv, Israel led by artistic director Ohad Naharin. In 1998 he joined the Ultima Vez dance company led by Wim Vandekeybus based in Brussels, Belgium. Ultima Vez and Wim Vandekeybus has launched the company into a new stage. The company is made up of individually unique dancers and actors from Belgium and abroad. Giro has worked as an actor at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, Gothenburg Municipal Theatre and Stockholm Municipal Theatre.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Alexei Ratmansky</span> Russian ballet dancer and choreographer

Alexei Osipovich Ratmansky is a Russian-American choreographer and former ballet dancer. From 2004 to 2008 he was the director of the Bolshoi Ballet. He left Russia in 2008. As of April 2014 he was the artist in residence at the American Ballet Theatre.

Stéphane Bullion is a French Etoile dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Manuel Legris</span> French ballet dancer (born 1964)

Manuel Legris is a French ballet dancer, born in Paris on October 10, 1964. He was an étoile of the Paris Opera Ballet for 23 years. On September 1, 2010, he began direction of the Vienna State Ballet. He was appointed artistic director of La Scala Theatre Ballet in December 2020.

Heinz Spoerli is a Swiss dance maker, internationally known. After a long career as a ballet dancer and company director, he is now widely considered to be one of the foremost European choreographers of his time.

Ekaterina Kondaurova, Russian: Екатерина Кондаурова, is a Russian ballet dancer, currently one of the stars of the Mariinsky Ballet from Saint Petersburg.

Oksana Skorik is a professional ballet dancer from Kharkiv, Ukraine and Principal Dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet. She joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2007 after graduating from the Perm School of Dance in Russia. She was the subject of David Kinsella's documentary A Beautiful Tragedy and was featured on RT Documentary's Ballet, Sweat and Tears.

The Pavillon Noir is a choreographic center in Aix-en-Provence, France.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Francesco Ventriglia</span>

Francesco Ventriglia is an Italian ballet dancer, choreographer and artistic director. In 2010 he was appointed as Europe's youngest artistic director by the Florence Opera House at the age of 32, where he held the role as artistic director and principal choreographer for Maggio Danza until 2013. In 2014, he was named the artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet until June 2017, and from January 2018, as adjunct artistic director of the National Ballet of Uruguay, Ballet Nacional Sodre alongside Igor Yebra. Ventriglia is also a choreographer of classical and contemporary ballet, having works performed internationally by companies such as the La Scala Ballet, Arena di Verona, Bolshoi Theatre, the Mariinsky Ballet, Grande Theatre du Geneve, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Ballet Nacional Sodre and at the Venice Biannale.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Olesya Novikova</span> Russian ballet dancer

Olesya Novikova is a Russian ballet dancer. She is a principal dancer with the Mariinsky Theatre.

Nina Vladimirovna Vyroubova was a Russian-born French ballerina, considered one of the finest of her generation.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Guillaume Côté</span> Canadian ballet dancer

Guillaume Côté is a Canadian ballet dancer and choreographer. He is currently a principal dancer and a Choreographic Associate at the National Ballet of Canada.

References

  1. New York Magazine Jun 16, 1997
  2. Blanche-Neige entry at IMDb. Retrieved 11 September 2010.