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
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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.
Photo © JR LLAGUNO
Emmanuelle Lê Phan Québeco-vietnamese and raised in Ottawa, B-girl known as Cleopatra and co-founder of dance company Tentacle Tribe, Emmanuelle Lê Phan has forged for herself a singular career path intermingling breaking, contemporary dance and circus performances. Although not a classical circus artist, her dance's virtuosity brought her to Cirque Du Soleil stages (Love the Beatles in Las Vegas),...Read more about Emmanuelle Lê Phan + Elon Höglund
Drawing from their wide scope of dance experience, co–founders Emmanuelle Lê Phan and Elon Höglund create conceptual hip–hop with a contemporary twist, while intermingling organic influences from earthly creatures. This Canadian-Swedish creative alliance experiments with intricate partnering, refined musicality and a saturated dose of physical choreography. Their repertoire includes magnetic duets group pieces such as Body...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.