Loïc Perela is an independent choreographer and dance teacher currently based in Portugal.
He studied at the ENSDM in Marseille and the CNSMDP in Paris between 1998 and 2004, following a very classical education.
He then went on to work as a dancer for IT Dansa in Barcelona, Donlon Dance Company in Saarbrücken and Scapino Ballet in Rotterdam between 2004 and 2012.
Following the need for a broader frame to create his own work Loïc went on as a freelance choreographer and, between 2012 and 2019 was artist in residence at Dansateliers in Rotterdam. He created works with the support of Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten in the Netherlands, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the city of Rotterdam as well as other funds.
In 2015 he won the Nederlandse Dansdagen Prize for upcoming Choreographer.
For the season 2017-2018, he was one of the residents at K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg.
Loïc is currently studying Arts and Humanities with the Open University UK.
About Loïc’s work
Loïc’s work aims at stimulating our capacity to get in touch with our senses through which we perceive our surroundings as well as the energies that intertwine in a performative space between performers and visitors. He is interested in materialising the in-between, the silence, the invisible, hence the non-representational. For him, unleashing our potential to become aware of such subtleties allows us to coexist in the micro society that is the theatre space. A space where artists and visitors can meet, hang out and share an experience together.