Preljocaj - La Fresque (Blu-ray)
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Label: Naxos - Blu-ray
Cat No: NBD0094V
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)
Sound format: PCM stereo (24/48)
Subtitles: English (bonus)
Region code: A, B, C
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