Ballet Preljocaj at Northrop

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Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul, the French cultural center in the Twin Cities, in partnership with Northrop, for an exclusive cocktail hour reception before Ballet Preljocaj’s performance La Fresque(The Painting on the Wall), on Saturday, March 30.

Enjoy a drink and sampling of hors d’oeuvres while mingling with members of a world-renowned French dance company
After the reception, experience an unforgettable one-night performance with Ballet Preljocaj, internationally acclaimed for its virtuosic choreography and dance.

Spread the word: bring your community to the world’s finest dancers performing right in their own community.

This event may be an exclusive opportunity to encounter the hypnotic magic of one of the leading stars of contemporary dance in France and abroad.

Originally conceived for young audiences, The Painting on the Wall is a journey to a parallel universe that also fascinates at any age.  

About the Ballet Preljocaj’s Performance

Enter a fantastic world within the walls of the Carlson Family Stage, Northrop’s main auditorium, a state-of-the-art performance hall. 
Ballet Preljocaj’s “La Fresque” (The Painting on the Wall) is an absorbing and theatrical spectacle, that delves into the fantastical world of the eponymous medieval Chinese tale, written in 1740.

Using this Chinese folk tale as a starting point, Angelin Preljocaj demonstrates his unrivaled talent as a storyteller: without words, his dance weaves the tale; the dancers are the dialogues; the stage design brings it to life and illustrates it; the music sets the tone and intersperses suspense.
From his pared down choreography and sumptuous aesthetics, Preljocaj leads you into the heart of a poetic adventure where you become immersed in another reality.

The ensemble dances are full of vigor, energy, and high spirits. They evoke Le Cirque du Soleil.

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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
227 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Tel: 612 332 0436
bonjour@afmsp.org

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