La Stravaganza / Noces

La Stravaganza / Noces

Angelin Preljocaj is a French dancer and choreographer of Albanian descent. He began his dance career as a classical dancer. He later continued his studies in contemporary dance with the French dancer and choreographer of German origin Karin Waehner in Paris and Merce Cunningham in New York. In 1984, he founded his company, Compagnie Preljocaj (later Ballet Preljocaj).

His creations have been showcased worldwide and incorporated into the repertoires of many companies, such as the New York City Ballet, Staatsoper in Berlin, and the Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris. He has also directed short films and movies based on his choreography. He has received several awards, including the "Grand Prix National de la Danse" (1992), "Benois de la Danse" (1995), "Bessie Award" (1997), "Les Victoires de la musique" (1997), Crystal Globe (2009), and the Samuel H. Scripps Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the American Dance Festival (2014). His first feature-length film, "Polina, danser sa vie," directed by Valérie Müller and adapted from Bastien Vivès's comic book, was released in theaters in November 2016.

In April 2019, he was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in the newly opened choreography department. In the same year, he created "Winterreise" for Milan's La Scala, as well as "Soul Kitchen" with inmates from the Baumettes prison in Marseille, the result of four months of workshops held within the prison with five volunteers. The documentary film "Danser sa sente," directed by Valérie Müller, was released the same year and provides an intimate look at this creation in a prison environment. The film won the first prize at Fipadoc 2020.

After "Swan Lake" in 2020 and "Deleuze/Hendrix" in 2021, he choreographed and staged Lully's opera "Atys" for the Grand Théâtre de Genève in 2022. Simultaneously, he conceived a short choreography for "Danse Europe!" a participative project open to all. For Dior, he created choreography and the film "Roman Night" with dancers from the Roman Opera Ballet as part of International Dance Day. He also appears in the television series "Irma Vep" by Olivier Assayas, both as an actor and choreographer.
In July 2022, he presented his new creation, "Mythologies," for the dancers of Ballet Preljocaj and the Ballet de l'Opéra de Bordeaux, featuring original music by Thomas Bangalter.




La Stravaganza

Antonio Vivaldi (Concerto n°8, RV249, ulomci iz Dixit Dominus, Laudate PueriDominum), Evelyn Ficarra (Source of Uncertainty), Robert Normandeau (Eclats de voix), Åke Parmerud (Les objets abscurs)


Igor Stravinsky  - Les Noces


Angelin Preljocaj

Assistant Choreographer

Claudia De Smet

La stravaganza

Costume Design

Hervé Pierre

Set Design

Maya Schweizer

Light Design

Jean-Bastien Nehr

Ballet master

Albina Rahmatullina

Sound Design

Petar Ivanišević



Caroline Anteski

Asistentica kostimografkinje

Maja Peruzović

Oblikovatelj svjetla

Jean-Bastien Nehr

Baletna majstorica

Albina Rahmatullina

Oblikovatelj tona

Petar Ivanišević


Asistentica produkcije

Gorenka Žižić Jagar


Tetjana Borščagivska

May 10th and 11th 


La Stravaganza 



Eva Karpilovska, Tiri Berge, Ami Inoue, Danyil Podhrushko, Jake Milston, Benjamin Cockwell



Ania Bartkowski, Irina Čaban Bilandžić, Matea Milas, Takafumi Tamagawa, Matteo Valente, Emanuele Sardo



Eva Karpilovska, Matea Milas, Josephine Mansfield, Ajla Yusupzhanova, Ania Bartkowski, Matteo Valente, Benjamin Cockwell, Jake Milston, Takafumi Tamagawa, Valerii Liubenko