19 June 2021
Created in December 1984, the Preljocaj Company became the National Choreographic Centre of Champigny-sur-Marne and Val-de-Marne in 1989. In 1996, the ballet was welcomed at the Cité du Livre in Aix-en-Provence and became the Ballet Preljocaj – National Choreographic Centre of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, the Bouches-du-Rhône Department, the Pays d’Aix Territory and the City of Aix-en-Provence. Since founding his company, now composed of 24 dancers, Angelin Preljocaj has created 54 choreographic works, ranging from solo to larger formations. The Ballet performs about 110 dates per year on tour, in France and abroad. Beyond the repertory performances, the Ballet Preljocaj has been multiplying its local actions in Aix-en-Provence and neighbouring communities, in order to share its passion for dance with a broader public (videodance cycles, public rehearsals, workshops…) Since 2006, the Ballet Preljocaj is settled at the Pavillon Noir, designed by the architect Rudy Ricciotti in Aix-en-Provence. The Pavillon Noir is the first production centre built for dance, where artists will be able to go through the entire creative process, from workshops and rehearsals to staging and performance. Performances are programmed all year round, Angelin Preljocaj’s creations and also invited companies.