Ballet Preljocaj and The Pavillon Noir

In Aix-en-Provence, contemporary architecture and dance merge as if it were the most natural thing in the world. Since 2006, the Ballet Preljocaj has taken up residence in a building created specially by the architect Rudy Ricciotti. Let’s take a visit.
By Caroline Taret

It’s impossible not to stop before the Pavillon Noir. Located in Aix-en-Provence ’s new modern quarter, a few meters from the Grand Théâtre de Provence and just above the future Conservatory of Music and Dance designed by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, this intense black building appears like a 3D mashrabiya. Emphasizing its verticality, the Pavillon Noir sports a facade that allow one to see the activity taking place inside, dance!

Choreographies by the dancers of Angelin Preljocaj’s troupe as well as resident dancers seems to beat like a heart inside the building. An experience that the ballet invites you to share via an exciting program and innovative events like public rehearsals. This place generates vocations…

Discover Nearby

Cézanne’s Studio

An immersion into the life of the painter Paul Cézanne, a genuine emotional experience that transports you to Provence at the beginning of the 20th century.

The Fountains of Provence

“Aix” means water, which explains the presence of more than 40 fountains in the town. Dedicated tours are organized in order to discover them.

The Granet Museum

This is the museum you must visit when passing through Aix, that holds in its collection artists like Cézanne, Picasso, Ingres, Granet and the priceless Planque Collection.

Discover
Ballet Preljocaj
www.preljocaj.org

Latest articles

Smoothies: 3 Detox Juice Recipes for the End of Summer

Smoothies: 3 Detox Juice Recipes for the End of Summer

A real concentration of freshness and creaminess, the smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy the health benefits of fruits and flowers. With rose, rosemary, orange or bergamot, discover our three Provencal recipes for a vitamin enriched return to work!
Immortelle: Inside the L'Occitane Research Laboratory

Immortelle: Inside the L'Occitane Research Laboratory

Over an interview, two L'Occitane experts explain their research work around the Corsican Immortelle flower. A key ingredient of the Divine range, it is endowed with amazing anti-aging properties.
Face to Face with Wild Animals on the Côte d’Azur

Face to Face with Wild Animals on the Côte d’Azur

From Alpha Park to the Pelagos Marine Sanctuary, the Alpes-Maritimes region is full of protected natural areas that are among the most beautiful in Europe. Increasingly popular, these wild animal observation sites make for a memorable ecotourism odyssey, between land and sea.