Tentacle Tribe (Montréal , Canada)

Elon Höglund

Choreographer and Dancer

Excerpt of the piece Dirt

Length : 20 minutes.

Indoors programming
Sunday, September 18th, 4:00 PM
Grands Ballets Canadiens's Studio Théâtre at the Wilder Building



Elon Hoglund starts with the idea that we were born from earth and will go back to it. The piece reflects on the cycles of life and death. 


A Montreal dancer and choreographer of Swedish descent, Elon Höglund was trained in breakdancing and hip-hop. Elon has been collaborating as a performer and choreographer for theatre, contemporary dance, and circus shows since 2001. In 2021, he cofounded the Tentacle Tribe Dance company with Emmanuelle Lê Phan, earning several awards. Elon Höglund also taught many workshops and directed choreographers and dance companies throughout the world. 

Artistic vision

My artistic process changes from one project to the next. Usually, I listen to a lot of music and improvise. I start exploring movement and building music simultaneously. I usually create various bits of music and movements, then I tie them together. When I create a movement, I use a system to filter ideas and help me stay on the right track. Usually, my approach is rather organic, and I try to follow my intuition as much as possible.

Dancers : Amara Barner, Elon Hoglund, Anthony Palomec, Rahime Gay-Labbe

Portrait photo credit : Sasha Onyshchenko (Kravetz Photographics)

Performance photo credit : Melika Dez