Companies / Tentacle Tribe

Company Presentation

Drawing from their wide scope of dance experience, co-founders Emmanuelle Lê Phan and Elon Höglund create conceptual hip-hop with a contemporary twist, while intermingling organic influences from earthly creatures. The Canadian-Swedish creative alliance experiments with intricate partnering, refined musicality and a saturated dose of physical choreography. Although having worked together since 2005, it wasn’t until 2012 that Tentacle Tribe was formed when they performed their first collaboration choreographed for the Cirque Du Soleil. Their first full-length piece, Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid, was sought after and reached over 45 international cities. They followed with Fractals of You, a voyage through consciousness using video mapping projections imagined by artist Gene Pendon. The company is now expanding by transposing their duet research onto group pieces such as Origami Mami, Threesixnine and a new sextet for an upcoming Danse Danse season. Their choreography was adapted into short dance films such as: Vanishing Points, Crack the Cypher and Elon & Emmanuelle.