Created in 1985, the esteemed Ballet Preljocaj has called Aix-en-Provence it's home since 1996. The ballet focuses more on modern dance interpretations rather than classical. For example, their Romeo and Juliet is set in Eastern Europe during a totalitarian regime, and pits the militia against the fringe of society. The ballet has performed all over the world, including Paris, Tokyo, and New York. Angelin Preljocaj, the choreographer and artistic director of the company, has created pieces for the New York City Ballet, the Opéra National de Paris, and the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris, to name a few. Ballet Preljocaj now has a dazzling new dance theater on Avenue Mozart called Pavillon Noir, which opened in 2006. Check website for performances and ticket prices.
- Type: Dance, Theater
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