Daily Morning Class: Elon Hoglund (Contemporary)

Mon 28 Jan 2019 - Fri 1 Feb 2019
10:00 - 11:30
€5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members / Member 10 Class Card €50
Open to professional level dancers and advanced level students
Elon Hoglund

Tentacle Tribe Approach technique class with Elon Höglund

After over a decade of experience as a professional dancer and choreographer, Elon Höglund co founder of Tentacle Tribe dance company (based in Montreal) has developed a unique approach to movement. The tentacle tribe approach is a concept based improvisation system, inspired by a wide range of movement philosophies and studies in human anatomy.

Putting high emphasis on awareness and decision making, the Tentacle Tribe approach is a mastering of the mechanics and mathematics of the human body in relation to time and space. As the observer and the creator, from a contemporary lens, we will look at concepts from street styles such as popping and breaking. Learning techniques that will help to expand our movement vocabulary, to an increased level of body awareness & movement consciousness.

Through geometric shapes and oppositions, we will explore the capacity for the human body to inhabit multiple planes of space

The goal of this class is to give a detailed introduction to what the tentacle tribe movement approach is, and to provide tools on how to practise and apply it.


Born in Stockholm Sweden, Elon discovered his love for dance through breaking and Hip Hop at the age of seven. In parrallel to his love of Hip Hop, Elon has since an early age had a deep interest for Martial arts and has trained extensively in various forms: kung fu, capoeira, tae kwon do. Dance and movement evoked in him a realization of purpose, and he went on to find further inspiration in other street styles, theater and contemporary dance, which eventually lead to the creation of his own movement approach. Since 2001, Elon has performed and choreographed fusion-style contemporary works for theatre, dance and contemporary circus productions.

In 2005, he was hired by Cirque Du Soleil to be part of the creation of The Beatles LOVE Show in Las Vegas, in which he performed and choreographed his own solo. Since then, Elon has performed all over North America, Europe and Asia with the companies Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, Bboyizm and Rubberbandance. He has worked with choreographers such as Dave St-Pierre, Daniel Ezralow, Mourad Merzouki, Victor Quijada and Koen Augustijnen.

In 2012 he co-founded Tentacle Tribe with choreographer Emmanuelle Lê Phan creating magnetic pieces such as Body to Body, When They Fall, Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid, Fractals of you, Threesixnine and GHOST which have been presented in over 45 international cities. Threesixnine also won the Prix De La Danse for best choreographic work season 17/18. Their dance films: Elon & Emmanuelle, Vanishing Points and Crack the Cypher have received prizes at many film festivals. Elon's interest in pedagogy led him to develop and teach the Tentacle Tribe approach at Arizona State University, York University, DOCH (University for Dance and Circus in Stockholm) and at countless workshops all over the world.

Elon is also a member of Montreal’s Fresh Format B-boy crew and Stockholm’s Concrete Kingz.

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