With talent to spare and an abundance of imagination, the Canadian–Swedish creative duo of Emmanuelle Lê Phan and Elon Höglund deploy their tentacles in luminous spheres. They deepen their exploration of perception, illusion and the invisible, searching for what we cannot really grasp, what is hidden from words and the gaze. A quintet of dancers move between a reflective floor and movable mirror panels that they can manipulate from different angles. Kaleidoscopically multiplied tenfold, their bodies seamlessly unite and intermingle, in synergy with Höglund’s music. Prism opens up a myriad of possibilities, distorting perspec- tives and deconstructing movement into infinite combinations of colourful images. A dreamlike journey with a truly hypnotic effect.
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), Cirque Éloize stag...
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...
Artistic direction and choreographic concept Emmanuelle Lê Phan & Elon Höglund.
Choreography Emmanuelle Lê Phan and Elon Höglund in collaboration with the dancers.
Performers Emmanuelle Lê Phan, Elon Höglund, Rahime Gay-Labbé, Céline Richard-Robichon, Mecdy Jean-Pierre.
Set design Charles Cormier, Rahime Gay-Labbé.
Music Elon Höglund.
Lighting design and technical direction Benoit Larivière.
Costumes Olivia Nguyen.
Co-Production Diagramme Gestion Culturelle, Danse Danse.
The creation was made possible by technical residencies at Centre de Création O'Vertigo, Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Ville Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Festival DansEncore.