Ballet Preljocaj: Master Class Sept. 23

$15 drop-in, $10 pre-reg
(please email to pre-register)

Teacher and Company Bio:

Sergio Diaz was born in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to France in 1988. He studied ballet, contemporary dance, hip hop and jazz, and trained at the prestigious Ecole Superieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower. In 1999, he joined Ballet Preljocaj and since then he has danced in many of Angelin Preljocaj’s works including Helikopter, The Rite of Spring, MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon Corps), Paysage après la bataille, Personne n’épouse les méduses, Centaures, Romeo and Juliet … He has also performed in musicals, including the role of Bill (George Chakiris) in Les Demoiselles de Rochefort at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, and as Martin Harrison in Chicago at the Casino de Paris.

Ballet Preljocaj was founded in 1984 by French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj and is regarded as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world. Preljocaj has created over 48 works, both for Ballet Preljocaj and for companies such as La Scala Milan, the New York City Ballet, the Staatsoper in Berlin and the Paris Opera Ballet. Ballet Preljocaj and its 24 dancers are based at the Pavillon Noir National Choreographic Centre in Aix-en-Provence, a building entirely dedicated to dance, with Preljocaj as its artistic director.

Class description:

Dancers get first hand access to choreographer Angelin Preljocaj’s aesthetic universe in this Master Class based on this season’s Empty moves (parts I, II & III). Sergio will teach a technical contemporary class inspired by his practice of Preljocaj’s work, followed by a guided movement exploration in which participants work to personalize sections of the choreography.

photo by Jean-Claude Carbonne

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