Elon Höglund

Elon Höglund

Born in Stockholm, Elon grew up dancing and listening to hip hop music. He loved to dance, and his search for expression pushed him to venture deeper into the realm of movements. His studies in martial arts (kung fu, capoeira, tai kwon do) and different dance styles (b-boying, popping) generated a sense of purpose, and he went on to find further inspiration in other street styles, and also in theatre and contemporary dance, which led to the creation of his own movement philosophy. Elon has performed and choreographed fusion style contemporary works since 2001 in theatre, dance and contemporary circus productions. In 2005, he was hired by Cirque du Soleil to be part of The Beatles LOVE show in Las Vegas, where he performed and choreographed his own solo, seamlessly fusing contemporary dance and hip hop. He went on to perform all over North America, Europe and Asia with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, the Bboyizm Dance Company, RUBBERBANDance Group and the Norwegian State Theatre.  He has performed live on TV in Sweden, Norway, South Korea and the U.S., and has worked with choreographers such as Dave St-Pierre, Daniel Ezralow, Mourad Merzouki and Victor Quijada. In 2012, he co-founded Tentacle Tribe and presented Body to Body in Short & Sweet Montreal and in Cirque du Soleil’s 2012 Quebec City show. He presented When They Fall, a new Tentacle Tribe creation, at Festival Quartiers Danse in September 2012. Elon is also an active member of the Fresh Format (Montreal) b-boy crew.

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