Preljocaj - La Fresque (DVD)
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Label: Naxos - DVD
Cat No: 2110600
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 10th May 2019
La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall) follows Angelin Preljocaj’s highly successful productions Snow White (2008) and Siddhartha (2010) in further exploring the themes thrown up by folk/fairy tales, while also reviving his superb collaboration with musician Nicolas Godin, with whom he worked on the spectacular Near Life Experience (2003). This is Naxos’s first release of Angelin Preljocaj’s work, but we are confident that collectors and fans will be as blown away by the fast pace and remarkable content of La Fresque as we have been.
La Fresque was received with wide critical acclaim: ‘Preljocaj’s choreography is pleasing and tasteful, although more lyrical than is often the case. Typical of Preljocaj’s work, there are multiple stylistic references including court dance, Chinese dance, ballet, Cunningham and his own contemporary touches. Masks hint at German expressionism. The dance is pretty much non-stop, so much so that it comes as a surprise to realise the cast only numbers ten… La Fresque may be an old story, but Nicolas Godin’s music is about as contemporary as it comes, a mix of electronica and urban noise. On the whole, it matches the dance well. Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa’s costumes sit nicely between the two worlds… La Fresque is a rather poetic journey that’s full of interest, French style and polish, and a more than engaging 90 minutes.’ (seeingdance.com)
Angelin Preljocaj has received numerous awards throughout a distinguished career, including the ‘Grand Prix National de la Danse’ awarded by the French Ministry of Culture in 1992, the ‘Benois de la Danse’ for Le Parc in 1995, the ‘Bessie Award’ for Annonciation in 1997, ‘Les Victoires de la Musique’ for Roméo et Juliette in 1997, the ‘Globe de Cristal’ for Snow White in 2009. He is an ‘Officier des Arts et des Lettres’ and a ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur’ and he was appointed an ‘Officier de l’Ordre du Mérite’ in May 2006. He has received the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2014.
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM stereo (16/48)
Subtitles: English (bonus)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
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