Ayelen Parolin

Ayelen Parolin

A cho­re­o­grap­her and a dan­cer, Ayelen Parolin lives and works in Brussels. Born in Argentina, she arri­ved in Europe in 2000 and trai­ned in Montpellier. She then began a career as a per­for­mer which led her to col­la­bo­ra­te with Mathilde Monnier, Jean-Francois Peyret, Mossoux-Bonté, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Mauro Paccagnella and Louise Vanneste.

In 2003, she began pur­suing her cho­re­o­grap­hic work. From her auto­bi­o­grap­hi­cal solo 25.06.76 to the group pie­ce WEG (2019) she cre­a­ted about twen­ty pie­ces, inclu­ding DAVID (2011), Hérétiques (2014), Nativos (2016), Autoctonos (2017). The pro­tean body of work thus com­po­sed makes con­tra­dic­ti­ons its own, hel­ping to shed light on the com­plexi­ty of the self. An unclas­si­fia­ble and unpre­dic­ta­ble cho­re­o­grap­her, she navi­ga­tes bet­ween seve­r­al uni­ver­ses and aes­the­tics, con­stant­ly atten­ti­ve to explo­ring dif­fe­rent parts of herself and pro­bing what links us to others.

She is regu­lar­ly invi­ted to col­la­bo­ra­te with nati­o­nal com­pa­nies and has cre­a­ted pie­ces for the KNCDC – Korean National Contemporary Dance Company (2016), the Ballet nati­o­nal de Marseille (2017), and Carte Blanche – Norwegian National Contemporary Dance Company (2019).

Alongside her cre­a­ti­ons, Ayelen cre­a­tes non-hier­ar­chi­cal labo­ra­to­ries to meet, sha­re and exchan­ge, which allow for tes­ting new ways of wor­king and com­mu­ni­ca­ting within a col­lec­ti­ve. The com­pa­ny also orga­ni­ses exchan­ges with the public, gener­al­ly around its cre­a­ti­ons but also in the form of work­shops with non-pro­fes­si­o­nals. The com­pa­ny also emp­ha­sises trans­ver­sal and trans­dis­ci­pli­na­ry encoun­ters, such as that with the com­po­ser and pia­nist Lea Petra or the phy­si­cist Pierre Dauby.

The com­pa­ny recei­ved the SACD pri­ze all of its work in 2016 and the Prix de la Critique for Nativos in 2017. The same year, Ayelen beca­me a Fellow of the Pina Bausch Foundation which awar­ded her a scho­lar­ship. From 2017 to 2020, the com­pa­ny is artist in resi­den­ce with Charleroi dan­se (Belgium). Ayelen was also a lau­re­a­te of Pépinières euro­péen­nes pour jeu­nes artis­tes (XXL pro­gram­me) in 2006.

Her work has tra­vel­led throug­hout Europe, North and Latin America, Asia and North Africa, and has been shown at Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Montpellier Danse, Actoral (Marseille), 100 des­sus des­sous fes­ti­val (Paris), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Tanz im August (Berlin), Centquatre-Paris and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The com­pa­ny is cur­rent­ly sup­por­ted by Théâtre de Liège (20182022) and will be sup­por­ted by Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles from 2022 on.