Tentacle Tribe’s Fractals of You is an uncommon dance work that approaches contemporary choreography through a wide variety of movement philosophies. This new work, characterized by its flow, physicality and precision explores the evolution of consciousness and celebrates the inward search for knowledge opposed to the material and external. It pushes the evolution of the company’s choreographic style even further and involves projections of stop-animation art by visual artist Gene Pendon, projected, mapped and added to Tentacle Tribe choreography.

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 such as Body to Body, When They Fall and Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid, which has been presented in over 30 international cities. Active participants in the street dance scene as B–boy and B–girl, and as seasoned stage performers, the duo combines movement techniques that transcend style boundaries and create works that express the embodiment of music beyond technique. Although the two performers have worked together since 2005, it wasn’t until 2012 that Tentacle Tribe was formed when they performed their first official collaboration choreographed for the Cirque Du Soleil stage in Quebec City.  This duet was adapted into a short film by director Natalie Galazka called Elon & Emmanuelle, which screened at film festivals in the United States, Canada, and Italy.
Supported by Canada Arts Council, Conseil des arts et de lettres du Québec, Montreal Arts Council, Norrlandsoperan and Rum för Dans/Region Halland.

 

Running time: 60 minutes



This performance is available for Northwestel Art Lovers Subscription as of June 13.
Tickets are available to the general public on July 4.