Ayelen Parolin

Belgian Dancer

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Ayelen Parolin - Belgian Dancer

Ayelen Parolin

The Dancer & Choreographer

Ayelen Parolin was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She studied at the National School of Dance and the San Martin Theatre in Buenos Aires. In Europe she followed the exerce formation in Montpellier. As a performer she worked for Mathilde Monnier, Mossoux-Bonte, Jean-François Peyret, Mauro Paccagnella, Louise Vanneste, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Anne Lopez and Riina Saastamoinen.

Since 2004, Ayelen Parolin develops a personal work. Each of her creations centers around a recurring motif, from which the choreography is built up. She created her solo 25.06.76 in which she explores her autobiography. With Troupeau/Rebaño she confronted the animal that lies dormant in each of us, with SMS and Love she questioned femininity and its development within a group.

Official website Ayelen Parolin
Official website Ayelen Parolin
 For her work DAVID she contemplates the male figure. This piece is also an exploration of senses and a deconstruction of clichés from a canonical model, a motive as well, and symbol of manhood: the David of Michelangelo. For Heretics, Ayelen Parolin collaborates with composer Lea Petra for the first time. Lea performs a piano piece live during the performance. Heretics is an obsessional triad involving endurance, repetition, and variations on the triangle as a leitmotiv.

She was laureate of Pépinières Européennes for Young Artistes Programme XXL.

In 2015, she has focused on women. First with the duet Exotic World with the director and former stripper Sarah Moon Howe and then with her new solo La Esclava, co-written and performed by Lisi Estaràs.

In July 2016, she presented Nativos in the Seoul Arts Center, a new work with 4 Korean dancers in which Ayelen sought to reactivate the choreographic materiel from Heretics whilst confronting it with Korean culture and in particular, its strong shamanic tradition. She is one of four winners of the Fellowship awarded by the Pina Bausch foundation for 2016 .

 In May 2017, she presents Autóctonos for the Kunstenfestivaldesarts and Montpellier Danse 2017. In June 2017 she participated in 7even, a project initiated by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten for the Festival de Marseille.
In October 2017, Ayelen created Autóctonos II, a new quintet with Lea Petra and 4 dancers, for the Biennale de Charleroi danse.
In March 2018, she and Lea Petra created the duet Whenever the Music Takes You for the XS festival at the Théâtre National.

She has created and shown her work in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Serbia, Holland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Israël, New York, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina and South Korea.

Official website Ayelen Parolin

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