My name is Loïc Perela I am french and was born in 1983 in Castres, a small town in the south of France. I currently live in Rotterdam which is, I truly believe and feel, a wonderful city.
I choreographed several pieces as well as performing for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and Donlon Dance Company between 2006 and 2012.
As a performer during those years and previously I mainly worked within a specific branch of contemporary dance which, takes its source in classical ballet, deconstructing the form while searching for specific choreographic languages.
After dancing and choreographing for those few european companies I decided to be independent and develop my own identity as a maker. I needed to question the form and the context in which I was brought up and evolving, to create my own and understand the fondements of what creating meant, for me. After meeting Kristin de Groot the artistic leader of Dansateliers I created a few works under their support, and still do.
For the years 2015 and 2016 I will benefit from the financial support of Het Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten and the city of Rotterdam within the umbrella of Dansateliers.
In October 2015 I won the Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht with the proposition of my new concept HASHTAG.
HASHTAG will premiere at the Dutch Dance Festival in October 2016.
About my work
Since opening my own wings I went through the inevitable question: “What is dance?” to get to that conclusion: I see dance as an art form that takes its source in the body. I am not interested in developing a style or a choreographic language but to deeply listen to the body and the mind through theatre making, exploring different topics. I believe my signature shows through other aspects than these of the form.
Each work that I create chooses to dive into more specific ways of wanting to raise consciousness.
The approach is rather conceptual with a strong departure from the body.
The aim is to explore the body in its essence and richness to go with it through an experience crafted and framed by me according to the concept chosen related to the topic of the piece.
We -the performers, the audience and I- embark in a journey that will resonate in us, raising felt consciousness through different entrance doors.