Angelin Preljocaj

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Angelin Preljocaj
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Born (1957-01-19) 19 January 1957 (age 66)
Sucy-en-Brie, France
Occupation(s)Choreographer, dancer, film director

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


Early life

Angelin Preljocaj was born in 1957 in Sucy-en-Brie, France. He is of Albanian descent.[ citation needed ] His father was born in Vermosh but was escaped from Albania because of the communism while his mother was from Ulcinj.They together went to France where Angelin was born


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.

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