Danse l’Europe ! - le film
Danse l’Europe !
You were more than 6200 to let yourself be carried away by the voice of Angelin Preljocaj and send your film to Numeridanse. Many thanks for your participation, which we were pleased to receive. Discover now the final film directed by Tommy Pascal with music by Jeanne Added.
To mark the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, choreographer Angelin Preljocaj has created a piece set to the music of Jeanne Added.
Young and old, amateurs and professionals, alone, in pairs or in groups: all EU citizens were invited to listen to the choreographer’s audio instructions, dance together online and share their experience on Numeridanse.
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.
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. He has made short films ("Le postier", "Idées noires" in 1991) and several full-length films, notably "Un trait d’union" and "Annonciation" (1992 and 2003). In 2009, he directed "Snow White", featuring his own piece, and in 2011 he signed, for Air France, the commercial "L’Envol", based on the choreography of "Le Parc".
Since then he has collaborated on several films of his own choreographic work: « Les Raboteurs » with Cyril Collard (based on the painting by Gustave Caillebotte) in 1988, « Pavillon Noir » with Pierre Coulibeuf in 2006 and « Eldorado/ Preljocaj » with Olivier Assayas in 2007.
Since October 2006, the Ballet Preljocaj and its 24 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. Made with Valérie Müller, the first full-length feature film by Angelin Preljocaj, « Polina », danser sa vie, adapted from the graphic novel by Bastien Vivès, came out in cinemas on November 2016.
Source: Ballet Preljocaj 's website
Obsessed with the expression of bodies in motion, Tommy has been devoting himself to direction since 2007. He was a professional dancer for 18 years (Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Ballet Preljocaj, ...).
Danse l'Europe !
Choreography : Angelin Preljocaj
Choreography assistance : Guillaume Siard
Original music : Jeanne Added, Don Turi
Video conception : Orbe
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse / Ballet Preljocaj / 8.43 Productions