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Elon Höglund
Elon Höglund


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 and Threesixnine, which have been presented in over 45 international cities. 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.

Elon is currently working on “Immersive Storytelling” and immersive experience in collaboration with Anna Höglund.

Biography update : 7 January 2022
Photo : Gaëlle Leroyer

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