Tentacle Tribe

Elon Höglund

Choreographer and dancer

Extract from the work Touch.

Length: 15 minutes.

OUTDOOR PROGRAM
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH 1:30PM
JARDINS GAMELINS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH 11:35AM
PLACE DES FESTIVALS

Touch

Duet

To be happy, human beings need each other. We need physical contact; we need to love and be loved. As the current state of the world pushes more and more people to isolate themselves and the mental health of the population declines, Elon Höglund and Amara Barner’s choreographed duet highlights the importance of touch, human relationships and communication. It is a call for hope.

Biography

Elon Höglund is a Swedish-born Montréal dancer and choreographer trained in breaking and hip hop. Since 2001, he has been working as a performer and choreographer in contemporary theatre, dance and circus productions. In 2012, he teamed up with Emmanuelle Lê Phan to found Tentacle Tribe. Their works include Nobody Likes a Pixelated SquidFractals of You and THREESIXNINE, which have been performed in over 45 cities worldwide. Elon has also appeared in several international films. He is a member of Montréal’s Fresh Format B-Boy Crew and Stockholm’s Concrete Kingz.

Artistic vision

For each of my projects, the process is different. In some cases, I have a very clearly defined concept that I use as inspiration to draw or write; in others, I jump right into improvisation. I also sometimes draw my inspiration from literature and music, but the one consistent element is a playful and curious mindset.

Dancers: Elon Höglund and Amara Barner

 

Photo credits portrait: Gaëlle Laroyer

Photo credits performance: Marites Carino