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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.
Clara Freschel, Nuriya Nagimova, Nagisa Shirai, Anna Tatarova, Yurié Tsugawa, Sergi Amoros Aparicio, Marius Delcourt, Antoine Dubois, Jean-Charles Jousni, Fran Sanchez
Choreography: Angelin Preljocaj ; Music : Nicolas Godin ; Costumes : Azzedine Alaïa ; Set design and videos : Constance Guisset Studio ; Lighting : Eric Soyer
Production compagny : Telmondis
Coproduction compagny : Ballet Preljocaj, Arte France, Mezzo, M_Media, RSI
Running Time : 1x80'
Production Year : 2017
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : 4K, HD