Angelin Preljocaj


Angelin Preljocaj was born near Paris in 1957. He first studied classical dance before turning to contemporary dance, training with Karin Waehner, Zena Rommett, Merce Cunningham, then Viola Farber and Quentin Rouillier. He then joined Dominique Bagouet until he founded his own company in December 1984. Since then he has choreographed 55 pieces, from solos to large forms. His two productions at the Bayerisches Staatsballett were Larmes Blanches (1992) and Stravinsky´s The Firebird (1995). He regularly collaborates with other artists from various fields. Angelin Preljocaj has created works for the Bayerisches Staatsballett, the New York City Ballet, the Berliner Staatsballett and the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, among others. In addition to numerous awards, he was also appointed to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in the choreography section in April 2019. In the same year, he created a choreography for Schubert's Winterreise for La Scala in Milan as well as Soul Kitchen with inmates of the Centre pénitentiaire des Baumettes women's prison in Marseille. In the same year, he made the documentary Danser sa peine, directed by Valérie Müller. The film won the first prize of the Fipadoc in 2020. After Swan Lake (2020) and Deleuze / Hendrix (2021), he choreographed and directed the opera Atys by Jean-Baptiste Lully for the Grand Théâtre de Genève in 2022. For Dior, he created the choreography and film Nuit romaine with the ensemble of the Rome Opera Ballet as part of the International Day of Dance. He participated as actor and choreographer in the television series Irma Vep by Olivier Assayas and presented 2022 his new creation Mythologies for the dancers of the Preljocaj Ballet and the Ballet of the Opéra de Bordeaux to an original score for orchestra by Thomas Bangalter. In the 2023-24 season, the Bayerisches Staatsballett premiered Angelin Preljocaj's Le Parc. The choreographer is also curating the second edition of the Spheres series at the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich in July 2024.

Information as of 2024