The painting on the wall – Angelin Preljocaj
Ballet by Angelin Preljocaj / Music by Nicolas Godin – Creation 2016. From a traditional chinese tale. Piece for 10 dancers.
THE PAINTING ON THE WALL © Jean-Claude Carbonne
After L’Anoure in 1995, Snow White in 2008 and Siddharta in 2010, Angelin Preljocaj is continuing his exploration of fairy tales by choosing, as he likes to do, a direction so far unexplored in his work, that of the traditional tales of Asia which are, as we know, rich sources of great poetic power. Thus The painting on the wall plunges the reader into the fantastical world of Chinese tales and reveals the ‘supernatural’ power of the art of painting. If different readings are possible, the ideas of illusion and transcendence are omnipresent in the work.
Angelin Preljocaj has chosen to immerse himself in the heart of this unusual world. Without literally telling its story, he retains the Chinese tale as the source of a more contemporary adaptation. Angelin Preljocaj harnesses the power of his imagination to transpose the story’s plot into a space at the crossing of cultures. He will, of course, preserve the essence of the fairy tale and the symbolism that it evokes.
English title THE PAINTING ON THE WALL
Original title LA FRESQUE
Recording location Théâtre de la Criée, Marseille
Recording date June 15, 16 and 17 2017
Production year 2017
Video format HD
Production Company Telmondis
Co-Production Company Arte, Mezzo, M_Media, RSI
Producer Antoine Perset
Producer Denis Morlière
Director François-René Martin
Distribution TV Telmondis Distribution
Dance style Contemporary
Composer Nicolas Godin
Choreography by Angelin Preljocaj
Dance Company Ballet Preljocaj
Costumes Azzedine Alaïa
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