Opus 3 Artists is pleased to tour Ballet Preljocaj’s acclaimed La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall) in 2019. Created in 2016 and based on a traditional Chinese tale, this work for 10 dancers is “infused with sensual beauty” (Le Figaro) and showcases how Artistic Director and Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj is “skilled at telling stories without compromising any choreographic demands” (La Terrasse).

After Roméo and Juliet in 1990, Snow White in 2008 and Siddharta in 2010, Angelin Preljocaj is continuing his exploration of the literature by telling the fantastical tale of a painting come to life and a journey into another dimension where the picture becomes a place of transcendence and a person can become a part of the picture. The ballet seeks to explore the mysterious relations between representation and reality, fixed image and movement, immediacy and duration, the live and the inert.

Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music Nicolas Godin
Costume Design Azzedine Alaïa
Set Design Constance Guisset Studio
Lighting Éric Soyer ... read full bio