Ballet Gala – DIAGHILEV. P.S. did Homage to Angelin Preljocaj at the Alexandrinsky Theatre on 17 November
On the 17th of November at the Alexandrinsky Theatre in honor of the distinguished choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, and the 30th anniversary of the troop Le Ballet Preljocaj DIAGHILEV. P.S. was excited to present a Gala ballet performed by artists of the Preljocaj Ballet and soloists of the Paris Opera Ballet.
At the end of the performance the annual honorary prize award ceremony “Surprise me!” took place.
ANGELIN PRELJOCAJ was born in the Paris region, in France, and began studying classical ballet before turning to contemporary dance, which he studied with Karin Waehner. In 1980, he went to New York to work with Zena Rommett and Merce Cunningham, after which he resumed his studies in France, there his teachers included the American choreographer Viola Farber and the French one Quentin Rouillier. He then joined Dominique Bagouet before founding his own company in December 1984.
Angelin Preljocaj collaborates regularly with other artists including Enki Bilal (Roméo et Juliette, 1990), Goran Vejvoda (Paysageaprès la bataille, 1997), Air (Near Life Experience, 2003), Granular Synthesis (“N”, 2004), Fabrice Hyber (Les 4 saisons…, 2005), Karlheinz Stockhausen (Eldorado – Sonntags Abschied, 2007), Jean Paul Gaultier (Snow White, 2008), Constance Guisset (Le funambule, 2009), Claude Lévêque (Siddharta, 2010) and Laurent Garnier and Subodh Gupta (And then, one thousand years of peace, 2010)…
His productions are now part of the repertoire of many companies, many of which also
commission original production from him, notably La Scala of Milan, the New York City Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet.
Since October 2006, the Ballet Preljocaj and its 26 permanent dancers have resided at the Pavillon Noir in Aix-en-Provence, a building entirely dedicated to dance, with Angelin Preljocaj as its artistic director.