Tentacle Tribe (Canada)
Tentacle Tribe is a Canadian-Swedish creative alliance between Emmanuelle Le Phan and Elon Hoglund. This Montreal-based dance company creates uncommon dance works with a contemporary twist using conceptual Hiphop and influences from all types of earthly creatures. As practitioners of different dance and movement techniques, active participants in the street dance scene, b-boy and b-girl, and as stage performers, Emmanuelle and Elon have worked with a wide range of companies and choreographers: Cirque Du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, Rubberbandance, Bboyizm, Mourad Merzouki, Dave St-Pierre, etc.
These autodidactic creatures of infinite possibilities approach choreography through a wide variety of movement philosophies. They wish to create work that transcends the boundaries separating movement styles, and pieces that express the embodiment of music beyond technique. The work experiments with intricate partnering, refined musicality and a saturated dose of physical choreography.
Although having worked together since 2005, Tentacle Tribe was founded in 2012 while the two artists were performing their first official collaboration, a duet tailored for the Cirque Du Soleil stage in Quebec City. This duet was also adapted into a short film entitled: Elon & Emmanuelle by director Natalie Galazka which was selected in film festivals in the US, Canada, and Italy. Their second creation, When They Fall, was premiered at Festival Quartiers Danse 2012 in Montreal and also in the fall 2013 in an adapted outdoor version of the piece. A short version of their newest creation "Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid" was presented at Tangente and at the Toronto Urban Dance Symposium (TUDS) in October 2013. The full piece will be presented at Urban Connection in Stockholm, Urban moves in Oslo and will have its official premiere this fall in the Danse Danse season at Place-des-Arts Montreal. A new dance film, Vanishing Points was shot this December 2013 with director Marites Carino featuring Tentacle Tribe choreography, and premiered at Cinedans in Amsterdam in March 2014. Elon & Emmanuelle also teach fusion workshops, battle and judge.
They would like to thank Le Conseil des Arts et des Lettre du Quebec for their support on this European tour. For more info and videos: www.tentacletribe.com