Presented with The Cultch


Tentacle Tribe (Montréal) 

October 23 - 26, 2024 | 7:30pm 
October 26 - 27, 2024 | 2pm 
Historic Theatre, The Cultch (1895 Venables St. Vancouver)

October 24 performance will be followed by a talkback with the artists.


Single Tickets on sale July 15 through The Cultch.

Get ready for Montréal-based Tentacle Tribe, whose singular style blends hip-hop, martial arts, and contemporary dance. Limbs, reality, and illusion intertwine in this not-to-be-missed kaleidoscopic voyage like no other.

With talent to spare and an abundance of imagination, the Canadian–Swedish creative duo of Emmanuelle Lê Phan and Elon Höglund deploy their tentacles in luminous spheres. They deepen their exploration of perception, illusion and the invisible, searching for what we cannot really grasp, what is hidden from words and the gaze.

A quintet of dancers move between a reflective floor and movable mirror panels that they can manipulate from different angles. Kaleidoscopically multiplied tenfold, their bodies seamlessly unite and intermingle, in synergy with Höglund’s music. Prism opens up a myriad of possibilities, distorting perspec- tives and deconstructing movement into infinite combinations of colourful images. A dreamlike journey with a truly hypnotic effect.


“A Colorful, Kaleidoscopic Masterpiece !” - Gen’s Delight, Mountain Lake PBS



Choreography: Emmanuelle Lê Phan & Elon Höglund

Dancers: Rahime Gay-Labbé, Céline Richard-Robichon, Mecdy Jean-Pierre, Elon Höglund, Marie-Reine Kabasha

Set Design: Charles Cormier

Set design adaptation: Rahime Gay-Labbé

Light design & Technical direction: Benoit Larivière

Original Music: Elon Höglund

Co-Production: Diagramme Gestion Culturelle Danse Danse

This creation was made possible thanks to technical residencies with: Centre Création O’Vertigo, Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Ville Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Festival DansEncore. 

About Tentacle Tribe

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.

This Canadian-Swedish creative alliance experiments with intricate partnering, refined musicality and a saturated dose of physical choreography. As b-boy and b-girl, present in the street dance community and as seasoned stage performers, the duo combines movement techniques that transcend style boundaries and create works that express the embodiment of music beyond technique.

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Prism is co-presented by New Works and The Cultch. 

Photos: By Elias Djemil-Matassov.