Season 2017 / 2018
Dance | With children

Angelin Preljocaj
La Fresque

La Fresque
La Fresque
Copyright:
Photo © Jean-Claude Carbonne

  

Is there a secret passage that allows us into the essence of a painting? There is, says Angelin Preljocaj with this choreographic tale that pays a beautiful tribute to the deceptive power of images.

 

Once upon a time in China, on a stormy day, two travellers find refuge in a temple. There, on one wall, they discover a magnificent fresco depicting a group of young girls. The traveller named Chu falls madly in love with one of them. To join the object of his passion, he steps through the painting…This traditional Asian legend inspired Angelin Preljocaj to conceive a gorgeous reverie that leads spectators through the mirror. With an electro-fusion score by Nicolas Godin, co-founder of Air, sets and videos created by designer Constance Guisset and lights by Eric Soyer, we navigate our way through a troubling house of mirrors halfway between representation and reality. Reconnecting with the style of ballets such as Blanche Neige and Siddharta, the dance teems with evocative paintings, an ethereal pas de deux, travellers going through a light diagonal. Initially geared to young audiences, this journey in an alternate time-space will mesmerize all ages. La Fresque is not just a poetic evocation. It also interrogates the role of art in today’s society.

Venue details

From December 8 to 22,  2017

 
Décember
14h30 FRI 8, TUE 19
15h30 SUN 10, SUN 16, SUN 17
19h30 THU 7, THU14,

THU 21
20h30 FRI 8, SAT 9,

TUE 12, WED 13,
FRI 15, SAT 16, TUE 19, WED 20, FRI 22

 

Salle Jean Vilar   
Running time 1h20
 

For age up 9

 

CHORÉGRAPHIE Angelin Preljocaj
D’APRÈS LE CONTE TRADITIONNEL CHINOIS LA PEINTURE SUR LE MUR
MUSIQUE Nicolas Godin
COSTUMES Azzedine Alaïa
DÉCORS, VIDÉO Constance Guisset Studio
LUMIÈRES Éric Soyer
ASSISTANTE RÉPÉTITRICE Natalia Naidich
CHORÉOLOGUE Dany Lévêque

AVEC 10 danseurs

 

 

PRODUCTION BALLET PRELJOCAJ.

COPRODUCTION GRAND THÉÂTRE DE PROVENCE / MAISON DES ARTS DE CRÉTEIL / CHAILLOT – THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE LA DANSE/THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE – PARIS / SCÈNE NATIONALE D’ALBI / NATIONAL TAICHUNG THEATER (TAÏWAN).

CORÉALISATION CHAILLOT – THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE LA DANSE/THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE.

 

Site internet du Ballet Preljocaj et sa Page Facebook

 

Reportage de France 5 sur la création de La Fresque

 

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** 3 to 6 for spectators residing outside Ile de France