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The fascinating tandem of Tentacle Tribe adds projections to its organic fusion of street dance and contemporary dance, creating a visual phantasmagoria as it takes the spectator on an inner journey of bewitching beauty, stimulating the imagination and awakening the senses.
This duo charmed audiences with its innovative, organic movement in a fusion of street dance and contemporary dance during his visit to Danse Danse 2014-15 season. With extreme fluidity that is in perfect symbiosis with the soundscape, Emmanuelle Lê Phan and Elon Höglund here pursue even further their exploration of harmony with the moving images of the painter Gene Pendon. Mandalas and other symbolic imagery engulf the space, bathing the bodies of the dancers with drawings. In this dreamscape, opposites assert their presence the better to merge together: shadow and light, angles and curves, masculine and feminine, speed and stillness. A visual phantasmagoria, a bewitchingly beautiful journey within that opens up the imagination and quickens the senses.
“…a dance duo with the technique, stage experience, chemistry, intelligence and creative firepower to push urban dance into high-art territory.” − Montreal Gazette
Photo © JR LLAGUNO
Emmanuelle Lê Phan Born in Ottawa, Emmanuelle Lê Phan invented her own style of contemporary hip hop based on street dance forms (breaking, house, popping and locking). Since 1999, under the alias Cleopatra, she has acquired extensive experience in b-girling, participating in competitions and performing in dance videos all over the world. After obtaining a B.A. in dance at Concordia University in 2003, she...Read more about Emmanuelle Lê Phan + Elon Höglund
Tentacle Tribe is a Canadian-Swedish creative alliance between Emmanuelle LêPhan and Elon Höglund. This Montreal-based dance company creates uncommon dance works with a contemporary twist using conceptual Hip hop and influences from all types of earthly creatures. As practitioners of different dance and movement techniques, active participants in the street dance scene, b-boy and b-girl, and as stage performers, they form Tentacle...Read more about Tentacle Tribe
Artistic Director Elon Höglund.
Choreographers and dancers Emmanuelle Lê Phan, Elon Höglund
Lighting Design and Technical direction Benoit Larivière
Stop-motion animation Gene Pendon
Composer Andres Vial & Keiko Devaux avec remix de Nans Bortuzzo
Videographer Stefan Verna
External Eye Helen Simard
Projection mappingn Nans Bortuzzo.
Costumes Lola Atta.
Co-produced by Danse Danse, Norrlandsoperan and Rum för Dans.
Supported by CAM, CAC and CALQ.